Free and independent media

scale 0-4, 2013–2018

Info Edit
Country201320142015201620172018
Afghanistan2.002.001.002.002.002.00
Albania2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Algeria1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Andorra4.004.004.004.003.003.00
Angola1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Antigua and Barbuda2.002.002.002.003.003.00
Argentina2.002.002.002.002.003.00
Armenia1.001.002.002.002.002.00
Australia4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Austria4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Bahamas4.004.004.004.003.003.00
Bangladesh2.002.002.001.001.001.00
Barbados4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Belarus1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Belgium4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Belize3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Benin3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Bhutan2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Bolivia2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Botswana3.003.002.002.002.002.00
Brazil3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Brunei1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Bulgaria3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Burkina Faso2.002.002.003.003.003.00
Burma (Myanmar)2.002.001.002.002.002.00
Burundi1.001.001.00
Cambodia1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Cameroon1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Canada4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Cape Verde3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Central African Republic1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Chad1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Chile4.004.004.004.004.004.00
China1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Colombia2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Comoros2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Congo (Brazzaville)1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Congo (Kinshasa)1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Costa Rica4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Croatia3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Cuba1.001.001.001.00
Cyprus4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Czech Republic4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Denmark4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Djibouti1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Dominica3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Dominican Republic3.003.003.002.002.002.00
Ecuador1.001.001.001.001.002.00
Egypt2.001.001.001.001.001.00
El Salvador3.003.003.002.002.002.00
Estonia4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Fiji2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Finland4.004.004.004.004.004.00
France4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Gabon1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Gambia2.00
Georgia2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Germany4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Ghana3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Greece3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Grenada3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Guatemala2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Guinea1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Guinea Bissau1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Guyana3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Haiti2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Honduras1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Hong Kong3.003.002.002.002.002.00
Hungary3.003.003.002.002.002.00
Iceland4.004.004.004.004.003.00
India3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Indonesia3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Iran1.00
Iraq1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Ireland4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Israel2.002.003.003.003.003.00
Italy3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Ivory Coast2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Jamaica4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Japan3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Jordan1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Kenya3.002.002.002.002.002.00
Kiribati3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Kosovo2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Kuwait1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Kyrgyzstan2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Latvia3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Lebanon2.002.002.002.002.003.00
Lesotho2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Liberia3.002.002.002.002.002.00
Libya2.002.001.001.001.001.00
Liechtenstein4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Lithuania4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Luxembourg4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Madagascar1.001.001.002.002.002.00
Malawi2.002.002.003.003.003.00
Malaysia2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Maldives2.002.001.001.001.001.00
Mali2.002.002.003.003.002.00
Malta4.004.004.004.004.003.00
Marshall Islands4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Mauritania2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Mauritius3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Mexico2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Micronesia4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Moldova2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Monaco3.004.004.004.004.004.00
Mongolia3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Montenegro3.003.002.002.002.002.00
Morocco1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Mozambique3.003.003.002.002.002.00
Namibia3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Nauru3.003.002.002.002.002.00
Nepal2.002.002.002.002.003.00
Netherlands4.004.004.004.004.004.00
New Zealand4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Nicaragua2.002.002.002.001.001.00
Niger2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Nigeria2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Northern Cyprus2.003.003.003.003.004.00
Norway4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Oman1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Pakistan1.001.001.001.001.002.00
Palau4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Panama3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Papua New Guinea3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Paraguay1.002.002.002.002.002.00
Peru3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Philippines2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Poland4.004.004.004.003.003.00
Portugal4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Puerto Rico4.004.004.004.00
Qatar2.002.002.002.001.001.00
Romania3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Russia1.001.00
Saint Kitts and Nevis3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Saint Lucia4.003.003.003.003.003.00
Saint Thomas and Principe3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Saint Vincent and Grenadines3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Samoa3.003.003.003.003.003.00
San Marino4.004.004.004.003.003.00
Senegal2.003.003.003.003.002.00
Serbia3.003.003.002.002.002.00
Seychelles2.002.002.002.002.002.00
Sierra Leone3.002.002.002.002.002.00
Singapore2.001.001.001.001.002.00
Slovakia4.004.003.003.003.003.00
Slovenia3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Solomon Islands3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Somalia1.001.00
Somaliland1.001.001.001.001.001.00
South Africa3.003.003.003.003.003.00
South Korea3.003.003.003.003.003.00
South Sudan1.001.00
Spain4.003.003.003.003.003.00
Sri Lanka1.001.001.002.002.002.00
Suriname3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Swaziland1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Sweden4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Switzerland4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Taiwan3.003.003.003.004.004.00
Tajikistan1.001.001.001.00
Tanzania2.002.002.002.002.001.00
Thailand1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Timor Leste2.002.002.002.002.003.00
Togo1.002.002.002.002.002.00
Tonga3.003.003.003.002.002.00
Trinidad and Tobago4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Tunisia2.002.003.003.003.002.00
Turkey1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Tuvalu4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Uganda2.001.001.001.001.002.00
Ukraine2.001.002.002.002.002.00
United Arab Emirates1.001.001.001.001.00
United Kingdom3.003.003.003.004.004.00
United States4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Uruguay4.004.004.004.004.004.00
Vanuatu3.003.003.003.003.003.00
Venezuela1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Vietnam1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Yemen1.001.001.001.001.001.00
Zambia2.002.002.002.001.001.00
Zimbabwe1.001.001.001.001.001.00

Are there free and independent media? “Media” refers to all relevant sources of news and commentary—including formal print, broadcast, and online news outlets, as well as social media and communication applications when they are used to gather or disseminate news and commentary for the general public. The question also applies to artistic works in any medium.

Source: Freedom House