Freedom of the Press

Barbados

Barbados

Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status

Free

Press Freedom Score
(0 = best, 100 = worst)

16

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

4

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

11

Freedom of the press is unrestricted. The news media, free of censorship and government control, are an important factor in discussions of national polices. Two major daily newspapers are privately owned. Private and government radio stations operate. The only television station is state-run but offers a wide range of viewpoints.