Freedom of expression, developing and transition countries

scale 1-10, 2006–2018

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    2006 Ranking
    1. Slovakia 10.00
    2. Slovenia 10.00
    3. Chile 10.00
    4. Costa Rica 10.00
    5. Latvia 10.00
    6. Lithuania 10.00
    7. Papua New Guinea 10.00
    8. Croatia 10.00
    9. Jamaica 10.00
    10. Czech Republic 10.00
    11. South Africa 10.00
    12. Uruguay 10.00
    13. Hungary 10.00
    14. Estonia 10.00
    15. Taiwan 10.00
    16. India 9.00
    17. Namibia 9.00
    18. Benin 9.00
    19. Mali 9.00
    20. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 9.00
    21. Poland 9.00
    22. South Korea 9.00
    23. Mauritius 9.00
    24. Senegal 9.00
    25. Albania 9.00
    26. Ghana 8.00
    27. Serbia 8.00
    28. Bulgaria 8.00
    29. Brazil 8.00
    30. Botswana 8.00
    31. Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.00
    32. Bolivia 8.00
    33. Peru 8.00
    34. Philippines 8.00
    35. Argentina 8.00
    36. Romania 8.00
    37. Mozambique 7.00
    38. Madagascar 7.00
    39. Indonesia 7.00
    40. Mexico 7.00
    41. El Salvador 7.00
    42. Sri Lanka 7.00
    43. Dominican Republic 7.00
    44. Bangladesh 7.00
    45. Panama 7.00
    46. Ukraine 7.00
    47. Nicaragua 7.00
    48. Nigeria 7.00
    49. Uganda 7.00
    50. Ecuador 7.00
    51. Nepal 6.00
    52. Moldova 6.00
    53. Zambia 6.00
    54. Georgia 6.00
    55. Mongolia 6.00
    56. Malawi 6.00
    57. Burkina Faso 6.00
    58. Paraguay 6.00
    59. Honduras 6.00
    60. Thailand 6.00
    61. Lebanon 6.00
    62. Sierra Leone 6.00
    63. Tanzania 6.00
    64. Kenya 6.00
    65. Turkey 6.00
    66. Niger 5.00
    67. Pakistan 5.00
    68. Morocco 5.00
    69. Russia 5.00
    70. Malaysia 5.00
    71. Liberia 5.00
    72. Algeria 5.00
    73. Armenia 5.00
    74. Yemen 5.00
    75. Venezuela 5.00
    76. Burundi 5.00
    77. Cambodia 5.00
    78. Central African Republic 5.00
    79. Colombia 5.00
    80. Guatemala 5.00
    81. Iraq 5.00
    82. Jordan 5.00
    83. Togo 4.00
    84. Tajikistan 4.00
    85. United Arab Emirates 4.00
    86. Singapore 4.00
    87. Afghanistan 4.00
    88. Zimbabwe 4.00
    89. Egypt 4.00
    90. Iran 4.00
    91. Belarus 4.00
    92. Ethiopia 4.00
    93. Bahrain 4.00
    94. Guinea 4.00
    95. Chad 4.00
    96. Haiti 4.00
    97. Kyrgyzstan 4.00
    98. Somalia 3.00
    99. Ivory Coast 3.00
    100. Kazakhstan 3.00
    101. Azerbaijan 3.00
    102. Rwanda 3.00
    103. Angola 3.00
    104. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.00
    105. Cameroon 3.00
    106. Vietnam 2.00
    107. Uzbekistan 2.00
    108. Saudi Arabia 2.00
    109. China 2.00
    110. Cuba 2.00
    111. Sudan 2.00
    112. Turkmenistan 1.00
    113. Tunisia 1.00
    114. Burma (Myanmar) 1.00
    115. Eritrea 1.00
    116. Syria 1.00
    117. Laos 1.00
    118. North Korea 1.00
    119. Libya 1.00
    2018 Ranking
    1. Costa Rica 10.00
    2. Czech Republic 10.00
    3. Uruguay 10.00
    4. Jamaica 10.00
    5. Estonia 10.00
    6. Chile 10.00
    7. Lithuania 9.00
    8. Argentina 9.00
    9. Slovakia 9.00
    10. Taiwan 9.00
    11. Latvia 8.00
    12. El Salvador 8.00
    13. Poland 8.00
    14. Peru 8.00
    15. Georgia 8.00
    16. Ghana 8.00
    17. Dominican Republic 8.00
    18. Slovenia 8.00
    19. Senegal 8.00
    20. Namibia 8.00
    21. Papua New Guinea 8.00
    22. Benin 8.00
    23. Bolivia 8.00
    24. Brazil 8.00
    25. Serbia 7.00
    26. Albania 7.00
    27. Ivory Coast 7.00
    28. Panama 7.00
    29. Haiti 7.00
    30. Liberia 7.00
    31. Lebanon 7.00
    32. Romania 7.00
    33. Kenya 7.00
    34. India 7.00
    35. South Korea 7.00
    36. Malawi 7.00
    37. South Africa 7.00
    38. Niger 7.00
    39. Nepal 7.00
    40. Ukraine 7.00
    41. Bhutan 7.00
    42. Botswana 7.00
    43. Bulgaria 7.00
    44. Burkina Faso 7.00
    45. Mongolia 7.00
    46. Mauritius 7.00
    47. Mali 7.00
    48. Colombia 7.00
    49. Sri Lanka 7.00
    50. Croatia 7.00
    51. Moldova 6.00
    52. Philippines 6.00
    53. Mauritania 6.00
    54. Montenegro 6.00
    55. Paraguay 6.00
    56. Nicaragua 6.00
    57. Nigeria 6.00
    58. Guatemala 6.00
    59. Kyrgyzstan 6.00
    60. Kosovo 6.00
    61. Algeria 6.00
    62. Indonesia 6.00
    63. Hungary 6.00
    64. Guinea 6.00
    65. Sierra Leone 6.00
    66. Tanzania 6.00
    67. Central African Republic 6.00
    68. Tunisia 6.00
    69. Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.00
    70. Burma (Myanmar) 5.00
    71. Zambia 5.00
    72. Armenia 5.00
    73. Mozambique 5.00
    74. Uganda 5.00
    75. Togo 5.00
    76. Mexico 5.00
    77. Ecuador 5.00
    78. Honduras 5.00
    79. Lesotho 5.00
    80. Turkey 4.00
    81. Qatar 4.00
    82. Venezuela 4.00
    83. Russia 4.00
    84. Afghanistan 4.00
    85. Libya 4.00
    86. Zimbabwe 4.00
    87. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.00
    88. Jordan 4.00
    89. Congo (Kinshasa) 4.00
    90. Kuwait 4.00
    91. Bangladesh 4.00
    92. Madagascar 4.00
    93. Malaysia 4.00
    94. Angola 4.00
    95. United Arab Emirates 3.00
    96. Yemen 3.00
    97. Belarus 3.00
    98. Burundi 3.00
    99. Cambodia 3.00
    100. Cameroon 3.00
    101. Chad 3.00
    102. Sudan 3.00
    103. Congo (Brazzaville) 3.00
    104. Pakistan 3.00
    105. South Sudan 3.00
    106. Cuba 3.00
    107. Iraq 3.00
    108. Egypt 3.00
    109. Morocco 3.00
    110. Singapore 3.00
    111. Kazakhstan 3.00
    112. Rwanda 3.00
    113. Azerbaijan 2.00
    114. Uzbekistan 2.00
    115. Bahrain 2.00
    116. Somalia 2.00
    117. Saudi Arabia 2.00
    118. Iran 2.00
    119. Thailand 2.00
    120. Ethiopia 2.00
    121. Tajikistan 2.00
    122. China 2.00
    123. Syria 2.00
    124. Turkmenistan 1.00
    125. Laos 1.00
    126. Vietnam 1.00
    127. Eritrea 1.00
    128. North Korea 1.00
    129. Oman 1.00

    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