Freedom of the Press

Belgium

Belgium

Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status

Free

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

9

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

2

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

5

Restrictions on libel, pornography, and the promotion of racial or religious discrimination have only a minor effect on press freedom, as does the restriction on civil servants from criticizing the government. Autonomous public boards govern state television and radio networks, and ensure that public broadcasting is linguistically pluralistic.