Luxembourg | Freedom House

Freedom of the Press



Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status


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


Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)


Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)


Both law and practice protect freedom of the press. Newspapers are privately owned and all media free of censorship. Private radio stations are licensed by the government. Radio and television broadcasts from neighboring countries are easily available. In April, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the conviction and sentencing of a Luxembourg journalist for quoting a press report on corruption was a breach of Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights. Eight major private newspapers are published in several languages. The state-chartered, French-owned commercial television channel dominates the broadcast market.