Andorra | Freedom House

Freedom of the Press

Andorra

Andorra

Freedom of the Press 2005

2005 Scores

Press Status

Free

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

14

Political Environment
(0 = best, 40 = worst)

5

Economic Environment
(0 = best, 30 = worst)

8

Article 12 of the Andorran constitution formally provides for freedom of expression but also allows for laws regulating the right of reply, correction, and professional confidentiality. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is binding in Andorra, likewise ensures press freedom. No major violations in this aspect were reported in 2004. The media scene is greatly influenced by the country's proximity to France and Spain; citizens receive broadcasts from both countries. The domestic press consists of two daily and several weekly newspapers, the most prominent of which are Diari d'Andorra and El Periodic. There are approximately 15 radio and 6 television stations. Internet access is open and unrestricted.