Freedom of the Press

Portugal

Portugal

Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status

Free

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

15

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

5

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

7

The government has never prosecuted journalists under the constitutional restriction against insults directed at the government or the armed forces intended to undermine the rule of law. Competitive newspapers are owned by private publishers and political parties. Two independent television stations operate alongside the state-owned TV channel.