The U.S. had its largest decline in press freedom of the last decade, as the government attempted to hinder reporting on national security issues.
Use our interactive data tool to compare the press freedoms of regions and countries over time.
Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to a Freedom House report released on May 1.
Declines in press freedom in the Middle East were partly due to regression in Egypt, Libya, and Jordan.
The majority of people in Eurasia live in countries with ‘Not Free’ media.
Fair Play Beyond Sports calls attention to the plight of Belarusian citizens and activists as Belarus hosts the Ice Hockey World Championship. To get involved, visit the campaign page.
Freedom House has chronicled the growing reach of Chinese government repression since 2006.