Freedom of the Press

Iceland

Iceland

Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status

Free

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

8

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

2

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

6

Freedom of the press is assured in the constitution. Both independent and party-affiliated newspapers offer a wide range of coverage. An autonomous board of directors oversees the Icelandic State Broadcasting Service, which operates a number of transmitting and relay stations. There are both private and public television stations. More than 80 percent of the population accesses the Internet from home.