Freedom of the Press

Sweden

Sweden

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)

5

Freedom of the press is guaranteed, and exists in practice. Most newspapers and magazines are privately owned. The state subsidizes daily newspapers without regard to their political or ethnic affiliation. The government may censor publications carrying national security information. Swedish radio and television broadcast weekly programs in several immigrant languages. Satellite and ground-based private radio and television stations operate. More than half the Swedish population uses the Internet.