Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press 2014

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Only 1 in 7 people live in a country with a 'free' press.

Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to the latest edition of Freedom House's press freedom survey. The decline was driven in part by major regression in several Middle Eastern states, including Egypt, Libya, and Jordan; marked setbacks in Turkey, Ukraine, and a number of countries in East Africa; and deterioration in the relatively open media environment of the United States.

Freedom of the Press 2014 found that despite positive developments in a number of countries, most notably in sub-Saharan Africa, the dominant trends were reflected in setbacks in every other region.
 

TABLE OF COUNTRIES:
TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 
  Press Release 

  Press Release (Russian)
  Map of Press Freedom
  Overview Essay
  Overview Essay (Russian)
  Methodology
  Charts and Graphs
  Acknowledgements

 

Click on the second tab below for reports on individual countries and territories. Territories are identified with asterisks.

Americas

Asia-Pacific

Eurasia

Europe

Middle East and North Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa