Freedom of the Press

Vanuatu

Vanuatu

Freedom of the Press 2002

2002 Scores

Press Status

Free

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

24

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

4

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

16

Though the government owns most of the media, the new administration permits criticism of the government on state-run broadcasting. The new prime minister permitted a British citizen, publisher of the island's only independent newspaper, to return after he had been deported by the previous government.