Free and independent media

scale 0-4, 2013–2018

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    2013 Ranking
    1. Lithuania 4.00
    2. France 4.00
    3. Palau 4.00
    4. San Marino 4.00
    5. Switzerland 4.00
    6. Sweden 4.00
    7. Canada 4.00
    8. Saint Lucia 4.00
    9. Spain 4.00
    10. Chile 4.00
    11. Finland 4.00
    12. Puerto Rico 4.00
    13. Poland 4.00
    14. Slovakia 4.00
    15. Costa Rica 4.00
    16. Estonia 4.00
    17. Cyprus 4.00
    18. Czech Republic 4.00
    19. Denmark 4.00
    20. Portugal 4.00
    21. Ireland 4.00
    22. Liechtenstein 4.00
    23. Norway 4.00
    24. Luxembourg 4.00
    25. Barbados 4.00
    26. Andorra 4.00
    27. Uruguay 4.00
    28. United States 4.00
    29. Iceland 4.00
    30. Australia 4.00
    31. Austria 4.00
    32. Bahamas 4.00
    33. New Zealand 4.00
    34. Micronesia 4.00
    35. Belgium 4.00
    36. Germany 4.00
    37. Marshall Islands 4.00
    38. Tuvalu 4.00
    39. Malta 4.00
    40. Trinidad and Tobago 4.00
    41. Netherlands 4.00
    42. Jamaica 4.00
    43. India 3.00
    44. Romania 3.00
    45. Indonesia 3.00
    46. Hungary 3.00
    47. Hong Kong 3.00
    48. Papua New Guinea 3.00
    49. Italy 3.00
    50. Japan 3.00
    51. Kenya 3.00
    52. Kiribati 3.00
    53. Peru 3.00
    54. Latvia 3.00
    55. Panama 3.00
    56. Liberia 3.00
    57. Mauritius 3.00
    58. Nauru 3.00
    59. Namibia 3.00
    60. Monaco 3.00
    61. Mongolia 3.00
    62. Saint Kitts and Nevis 3.00
    63. Montenegro 3.00
    64. Guyana 3.00
    65. Slovenia 3.00
    66. Vanuatu 3.00
    67. United Kingdom 3.00
    68. Belize 3.00
    69. Benin 3.00
    70. Botswana 3.00
    71. Brazil 3.00
    72. Tonga 3.00
    73. Bulgaria 3.00
    74. Taiwan 3.00
    75. Cape Verde 3.00
    76. Saint Thomas and Principe 3.00
    77. South Korea 3.00
    78. South Africa 3.00
    79. Solomon Islands 3.00
    80. Suriname 3.00
    81. Croatia 3.00
    82. Ghana 3.00
    83. Greece 3.00
    84. Grenada 3.00
    85. Serbia 3.00
    86. El Salvador 3.00
    87. Mozambique 3.00
    88. Samoa 3.00
    89. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 3.00
    90. Sierra Leone 3.00
    91. Dominican Republic 3.00
    92. Dominica 3.00
    93. Uganda 2.00
    94. Nepal 2.00
    95. Zambia 2.00
    96. Tunisia 2.00
    97. Ukraine 2.00
    98. Niger 2.00
    99. Nicaragua 2.00
    100. Singapore 2.00
    101. Nigeria 2.00
    102. Northern Cyprus 2.00
    103. Timor Leste 2.00
    104. Tanzania 2.00
    105. Qatar 2.00
    106. Seychelles 2.00
    107. Philippines 2.00
    108. Senegal 2.00
    109. Afghanistan 2.00
    110. Argentina 2.00
    111. Bolivia 2.00
    112. Egypt 2.00
    113. Fiji 2.00
    114. Bhutan 2.00
    115. Georgia 2.00
    116. Guatemala 2.00
    117. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.00
    118. Bangladesh 2.00
    119. Haiti 2.00
    120. Comoros 2.00
    121. Colombia 2.00
    122. Israel 2.00
    123. Ivory Coast 2.00
    124. Antigua and Barbuda 2.00
    125. Kosovo 2.00
    126. Kyrgyzstan 2.00
    127. Burkina Faso 2.00
    128. Malawi 2.00
    129. Mexico 2.00
    130. Mauritania 2.00
    131. Mali 2.00
    132. Maldives 2.00
    133. Malaysia 2.00
    134. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.00
    135. Albania 2.00
    136. Burma (Myanmar) 2.00
    137. Libya 2.00
    138. Lesotho 2.00
    139. Lebanon 2.00
    140. Moldova 2.00
    141. Togo 1.00
    142. Tajikistan 1.00
    143. Brunei 1.00
    144. Thailand 1.00
    145. Morocco 1.00
    146. Turkey 1.00
    147. Belarus 1.00
    148. United Arab Emirates 1.00
    149. Armenia 1.00
    150. Cambodia 1.00
    151. Angola 1.00
    152. Venezuela 1.00
    153. Vietnam 1.00
    154. Yemen 1.00
    155. Algeria 1.00
    156. Burundi 1.00
    157. Congo (Kinshasa) 1.00
    158. Cameroon 1.00
    159. Guinea Bissau 1.00
    160. Madagascar 1.00
    161. Oman 1.00
    162. Pakistan 1.00
    163. Paraguay 1.00
    164. Kuwait 1.00
    165. Jordan 1.00
    166. Iraq 1.00
    167. Russia 1.00
    168. Honduras 1.00
    169. Guinea 1.00
    170. Swaziland 1.00
    171. Gabon 1.00
    172. Ecuador 1.00
    173. Djibouti 1.00
    174. Congo (Brazzaville) 1.00
    175. Somaliland 1.00
    176. China 1.00
    177. South Sudan 1.00
    178. Chad 1.00
    179. Sri Lanka 1.00
    180. Central African Republic 1.00
    181. Zimbabwe 1.00
    2018 Ranking
    1. France 4.00
    2. Costa Rica 4.00
    3. Norway 4.00
    4. Taiwan 4.00
    5. Canada 4.00
    6. Palau 4.00
    7. Sweden 4.00
    8. Chile 4.00
    9. Jamaica 4.00
    10. Cyprus 4.00
    11. Liechtenstein 4.00
    12. Czech Republic 4.00
    13. Denmark 4.00
    14. Ireland 4.00
    15. Estonia 4.00
    16. Portugal 4.00
    17. Finland 4.00
    18. Monaco 4.00
    19. Germany 4.00
    20. Northern Cyprus 4.00
    21. Switzerland 4.00
    22. Lithuania 4.00
    23. Belgium 4.00
    24. Australia 4.00
    25. Austria 4.00
    26. Trinidad and Tobago 4.00
    27. United Kingdom 4.00
    28. Barbados 4.00
    29. Marshall Islands 4.00
    30. Uruguay 4.00
    31. United States 4.00
    32. New Zealand 4.00
    33. Netherlands 4.00
    34. Tuvalu 4.00
    35. Micronesia 4.00
    36. Luxembourg 4.00
    37. Saint Kitts and Nevis 3.00
    38. Romania 3.00
    39. India 3.00
    40. Guyana 3.00
    41. Malta 3.00
    42. Poland 3.00
    43. Iceland 3.00
    44. Saint Lucia 3.00
    45. Mauritius 3.00
    46. Israel 3.00
    47. Indonesia 3.00
    48. Peru 3.00
    49. Namibia 3.00
    50. Italy 3.00
    51. Japan 3.00
    52. Papua New Guinea 3.00
    53. Panama 3.00
    54. Kiribati 3.00
    55. Nepal 3.00
    56. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 3.00
    57. Malawi 3.00
    58. Latvia 3.00
    59. Lebanon 3.00
    60. Saint Thomas and Principe 3.00
    61. Mongolia 3.00
    62. Grenada 3.00
    63. Brazil 3.00
    64. Benin 3.00
    65. Belize 3.00
    66. Bulgaria 3.00
    67. Burkina Faso 3.00
    68. Timor Leste 3.00
    69. Greece 3.00
    70. Cape Verde 3.00
    71. Suriname 3.00
    72. Spain 3.00
    73. South Korea 3.00
    74. South Africa 3.00
    75. Bahamas 3.00
    76. Croatia 3.00
    77. Solomon Islands 3.00
    78. Slovenia 3.00
    79. Dominica 3.00
    80. Argentina 3.00
    81. Slovakia 3.00
    82. Antigua and Barbuda 3.00
    83. Andorra 3.00
    84. Vanuatu 3.00
    85. San Marino 3.00
    86. Samoa 3.00
    87. Ghana 3.00
    88. Nauru 2.00
    89. Mozambique 2.00
    90. Montenegro 2.00
    91. Ukraine 2.00
    92. Uganda 2.00
    93. Pakistan 2.00
    94. Tunisia 2.00
    95. Tonga 2.00
    96. Niger 2.00
    97. Nigeria 2.00
    98. Togo 2.00
    99. Sri Lanka 2.00
    100. Paraguay 2.00
    101. Philippines 2.00
    102. Singapore 2.00
    103. Sierra Leone 2.00
    104. Seychelles 2.00
    105. Serbia 2.00
    106. Senegal 2.00
    107. Afghanistan 2.00
    108. Liberia 2.00
    109. Moldova 2.00
    110. Botswana 2.00
    111. Bolivia 2.00
    112. Haiti 2.00
    113. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.00
    114. Guatemala 2.00
    115. Georgia 2.00
    116. Gambia 2.00
    117. Fiji 2.00
    118. Hungary 2.00
    119. El Salvador 2.00
    120. Mexico 2.00
    121. Ecuador 2.00
    122. Dominican Republic 2.00
    123. Burma (Myanmar) 2.00
    124. Comoros 2.00
    125. Colombia 2.00
    126. Bhutan 2.00
    127. Hong Kong 2.00
    128. Ivory Coast 2.00
    129. Kyrgyzstan 2.00
    130. Madagascar 2.00
    131. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.00
    132. Mali 2.00
    133. Albania 2.00
    134. Lesotho 2.00
    135. Malaysia 2.00
    136. Kosovo 2.00
    137. Kenya 2.00
    138. Mauritania 2.00
    139. Armenia 2.00
    140. Tanzania 1.00
    141. Brunei 1.00
    142. Cameroon 1.00
    143. Cambodia 1.00
    144. Zambia 1.00
    145. Thailand 1.00
    146. Vietnam 1.00
    147. Yemen 1.00
    148. Bangladesh 1.00
    149. Venezuela 1.00
    150. Algeria 1.00
    151. Turkey 1.00
    152. Angola 1.00
    153. Chad 1.00
    154. Belarus 1.00
    155. Central African Republic 1.00
    156. Egypt 1.00
    157. Swaziland 1.00
    158. Qatar 1.00
    159. Morocco 1.00
    160. Maldives 1.00
    161. Nicaragua 1.00
    162. Libya 1.00
    163. Oman 1.00
    164. Kuwait 1.00
    165. Jordan 1.00
    166. Iraq 1.00
    167. Iran 1.00
    168. Honduras 1.00
    169. China 1.00
    170. Guinea Bissau 1.00
    171. Guinea 1.00
    172. Gabon 1.00
    173. Djibouti 1.00
    174. Cuba 1.00
    175. Somalia 1.00
    176. Somaliland 1.00
    177. Congo (Kinshasa) 1.00
    178. Congo (Brazzaville) 1.00
    179. Zimbabwe 1.00

    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