Freedom of expression, developing and transition countries

scale 1-10, 2006–2018

Info Edit
Country2006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Afghanistan4.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Albania9.008.508.008.008.007.507.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Algeria5.005.005.005.506.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Angola3.004.005.005.506.006.006.005.505.004.504.004.004.00
Argentina8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.509.00
Armenia5.004.504.004.004.004.004.004.505.005.005.005.005.00
Azerbaijan3.003.504.003.503.003.504.003.503.003.003.002.502.00
Bahrain4.004.004.003.503.003.003.003.003.002.502.002.002.00
Bangladesh7.007.007.007.007.007.007.006.506.005.004.004.004.00
Belarus4.003.503.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Benin9.008.508.007.507.007.508.007.507.007.007.007.508.00
Bhutan4.005.006.006.006.006.507.007.007.007.007.00
Bolivia8.007.507.007.007.007.007.007.508.008.008.008.008.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina8.008.008.007.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Botswana8.008.008.007.507.007.007.007.508.007.507.007.007.00
Brazil8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Bulgaria8.008.008.008.008.008.008.007.507.007.007.007.007.00
Burkina Faso6.006.006.006.507.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Burma (Myanmar)1.001.001.001.001.001.001.003.005.005.005.005.005.00
Burundi5.005.506.005.505.004.504.004.004.004.004.003.503.00
Cambodia5.005.005.005.005.004.504.004.004.004.004.003.503.00
Cameroon3.003.504.004.004.004.004.004.004.003.503.003.003.00
Central African Republic5.005.506.005.505.005.005.005.506.006.507.006.506.00
Chad4.003.002.002.002.002.503.002.502.002.503.003.003.00
Chile10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.009.509.009.009.009.5010.00
China2.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.00
Colombia5.005.506.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.507.007.007.00
Congo (Brazzaville)4.004.004.004.004.003.503.003.003.00
Congo (Kinshasa)3.003.253.503.754.004.004.003.503.003.003.003.504.00
Costa Rica10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Croatia10.009.008.007.507.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Cuba2.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.503.003.003.003.003.00
Czech Republic10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.009.509.009.5010.00
Dominican Republic7.007.508.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Ecuador7.007.508.007.006.006.006.005.505.004.504.004.505.00
Egypt4.004.505.004.504.004.004.005.006.005.004.003.503.00
El Salvador7.007.508.007.507.007.508.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Eritrea1.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.00
Estonia10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Ethiopia4.003.002.003.004.003.503.002.502.002.002.002.002.00
Georgia6.006.507.006.506.006.006.006.507.007.508.008.008.00
Ghana8.008.509.008.508.008.509.009.009.008.508.008.008.00
Guatemala5.005.506.006.006.006.006.005.505.005.506.006.006.00
Guinea4.004.004.004.505.005.506.006.507.006.506.006.006.00
Haiti4.004.004.004.505.005.005.005.506.006.006.006.507.00
Honduras6.006.006.006.507.007.007.006.506.006.006.005.505.00
Hungary10.0010.0010.0010.0010.009.008.007.507.006.506.006.006.00
India9.009.009.009.009.009.009.008.508.007.507.007.007.00
Indonesia7.006.506.006.507.007.007.006.506.006.006.006.006.00
Iran4.004.004.003.503.002.502.001.501.001.001.001.502.00
Iraq5.005.005.005.005.005.005.004.504.003.503.003.003.00
Ivory Coast3.003.504.004.505.004.003.004.005.005.506.006.507.00
Jamaica10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Jordan5.005.005.004.504.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Kazakhstan3.003.504.004.004.004.004.003.503.003.003.003.003.00
Kenya6.007.008.007.006.007.008.008.008.007.507.007.007.00
Kosovo7.006.506.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Kuwait6.006.507.006.506.006.006.005.505.004.504.00
Kyrgyzstan4.005.507.005.504.005.507.007.007.007.007.006.506.00
Laos1.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.00
Latvia10.0010.0010.0010.0010.009.509.009.009.008.508.008.008.00
Lebanon6.007.008.007.507.007.007.006.506.006.507.007.007.00
Lesotho4.004.004.005.006.006.006.005.505.00
Liberia5.005.005.005.005.005.506.006.006.006.006.006.507.00
Libya1.001.502.002.002.001.501.004.007.006.506.005.004.00
Lithuania10.0010.0010.009.509.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.009.00
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)9.008.508.007.507.006.506.005.505.004.504.004.004.00
Madagascar7.007.508.007.006.005.505.004.504.004.004.004.004.00
Malawi6.006.006.006.507.006.506.006.507.007.007.007.007.00
Malaysia5.005.506.005.505.005.005.005.005.004.504.004.004.00
Mali9.009.009.008.508.008.008.006.505.006.007.007.007.00
Mauritania8.007.006.006.507.007.007.007.007.006.506.00
Mauritius9.009.009.009.009.008.508.008.008.007.507.007.007.00
Mexico7.007.007.007.007.006.506.006.006.006.006.005.505.00
Moldova6.006.507.006.506.006.507.007.007.007.007.006.506.00
Mongolia6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.507.00
Montenegro7.007.007.006.506.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Morocco5.005.005.005.005.004.504.004.004.004.004.003.503.00
Mozambique7.007.007.006.506.006.507.007.007.006.506.005.505.00
Namibia9.009.009.008.508.008.509.009.009.008.508.008.008.00
Nepal6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.507.007.007.007.007.00
Nicaragua7.007.508.007.507.007.007.007.007.007.007.006.506.00
Niger5.005.005.004.003.006.009.009.009.008.508.007.507.00
Nigeria7.007.007.006.506.006.507.007.007.006.506.006.006.00
North Korea1.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.00
Oman4.004.004.004.004.003.002.002.002.001.501.00
Pakistan5.005.005.005.506.005.505.004.504.003.503.003.003.00
Panama7.007.508.008.008.007.507.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
Papua New Guinea10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.009.509.009.009.008.508.00
Paraguay6.006.507.007.007.007.007.006.506.006.006.006.006.00
Peru8.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.00
Philippines8.007.006.005.505.005.005.005.506.006.006.006.006.00
Poland9.008.508.008.509.009.009.009.009.009.5010.009.008.00
Qatar7.007.007.006.506.005.505.004.504.00
Romania8.008.008.008.008.008.008.007.507.007.007.007.007.00
Russia5.004.504.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Rwanda3.003.003.003.504.003.503.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Saudi Arabia2.002.002.002.503.002.502.002.002.002.002.002.002.00
Senegal9.008.007.007.007.007.508.008.509.008.508.008.008.00
Serbia8.008.008.007.507.007.007.006.506.006.507.007.007.00
Sierra Leone6.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.507.006.506.006.006.00
Singapore4.003.503.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Slovakia10.0010.0010.009.509.008.508.008.509.009.009.009.009.00
Slovenia10.009.509.009.009.009.009.009.009.008.508.008.008.00
Somalia3.003.003.002.001.001.001.001.502.002.002.002.002.00
South Africa10.0010.0010.009.008.008.008.008.008.008.008.007.507.00
South Korea9.009.009.008.508.007.507.007.007.007.007.007.007.00
South Sudan4.003.503.003.003.00
Sri Lanka7.007.007.006.005.005.005.004.504.004.004.005.507.00
Sudan2.003.004.004.505.004.003.003.003.003.003.003.003.00
Syria1.001.502.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.00
Taiwan10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.009.509.009.009.009.009.00
Tajikistan4.004.004.003.503.003.003.003.003.003.003.002.502.00
Tanzania6.006.507.006.506.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.006.00
Thailand6.005.505.005.005.005.005.004.504.003.002.002.002.00
Togo4.004.004.005.006.006.006.005.505.005.005.005.005.00
Tunisia1.001.001.001.502.002.503.004.506.006.006.006.006.00
Turkey6.006.006.006.507.007.007.006.506.005.505.004.504.00
Turkmenistan1.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.001.00
Uganda7.007.508.007.006.005.505.005.506.005.505.005.005.00
Ukraine7.007.508.008.008.007.006.006.006.007.008.007.507.00
United Arab Emirates4.004.004.004.505.004.504.003.503.002.502.002.503.00
Uruguay10.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.0010.00
Uzbekistan2.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.00
Venezuela5.005.005.004.504.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.004.00
Vietnam2.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.002.001.501.00
Yemen5.004.504.004.004.003.503.003.504.003.503.003.003.00
Zambia6.006.507.007.007.007.007.007.007.006.506.005.505.00
Zimbabwe4.003.503.003.003.003.504.004.004.004.004.004.004.00

To what extent can citizens, organizations and the mass media express opinions freely? A one means that the freedom of expression is denied and that there is no free press while a ten means that freedom of expression is guaranteed.

Source: Bertelsmann Transformation Index