1993 Ranking
    1. Iraq 99.00
    2. Cuba 96.00
    3. Tajikistan 93.00
    4. North Korea 90.00
    5. Burma (Myanmar) 90.00
    6. China 89.00
    7. Turkmenistan 89.00
    8. Congo (Kinshasa) 88.00
    9. Burundi 88.00
    10. Sudan 88.00
    11. Chad 87.00
    12. Haiti 87.00
    13. Libya 87.00
    14. Serbia and Montenegro 86.00
    15. Uzbekistan 85.00
    16. Togo 85.00
    17. Uganda 84.00
    18. Algeria 83.00
    19. Sierra Leone 81.00
    20. Iran 81.00
    21. Eritrea 80.00
    22. Central African Republic 80.00
    23. Liberia 80.00
    24. Cameroon 79.00
    25. United Arab Emirates 76.00
    26. Equatorial Guinea 76.00
    27. Syria 75.00
    28. Egypt 75.00
    29. Angola 74.00
    30. Georgia 73.00
    31. Ethiopia 73.00
    32. Swaziland 72.00
    33. Saudi Arabia 71.00
    34. Vietnam 71.00
    35. Djibouti 71.00
    36. Bosnia and Herzegovina 70.00
    37. Azerbaijan 70.00
    38. Laos 70.00
    39. Oman 68.00
    40. Mauritania 68.00
    41. Maldives 68.00
    42. Kuwait 67.00
    43. Bhutan 66.00
    44. Brunei 66.00
    45. Belarus 66.00
    46. Qatar 64.00
    47. Ghana 63.00
    48. Guinea 63.00
    49. Rwanda 63.00
    50. Ivory Coast 61.00
    51. Mozambique 61.00
    52. Niger 61.00
    53. Bahrain 60.00
    54. Mexico 60.00
    55. Kazakhstan 60.00
    56. Singapore 60.00
    57. Kenya 60.00
    58. Tanzania 60.00
    59. Morocco 59.00
    60. Tunisia 59.00
    61. Guatemala 59.00
    62. Congo (Brazzaville) 59.00
    63. Turkey 59.00
    64. Gabon 58.00
    65. Indonesia 58.00
    66. Pakistan 58.00
    67. Malaysia 58.00
    68. Peru 58.00
    69. Nigeria 57.00
    70. Senegal 56.00
    71. Croatia 56.00
    72. Nicaragua 56.00
    73. Honduras 55.00
    74. Romania 55.00
    75. Fiji 55.00
    76. Yemen 55.00
    77. Philippines 55.00
    78. Thailand 54.00
    79. Albania 53.00
    80. Nepal 53.00
    81. Bangladesh 52.00
    82. Armenia 52.00
    83. Jordan 52.00
    84. Cambodia 50.00
    85. Zambia 50.00
    86. Kyrgyzstan 49.00
    87. Colombia 49.00
    88. Zimbabwe 48.00
    89. Guinea Bissau 48.00
    90. Lesotho 47.00
    91. Slovakia 47.00
    92. Lebanon 46.00
    93. Vanuatu 45.00
    94. Madagascar 45.00
    95. Ukraine 44.00
    96. Seychelles 44.00
    97. Comoros 44.00
    98. Bulgaria 43.00
    99. Sri Lanka 43.00
    100. Suriname 43.00
    101. Mali 43.00
    102. Moldova 41.00
    103. Guyana 41.00
    104. El Salvador 41.00
    105. Malawi 41.00
    106. Paraguay 41.00
    107. Russia 40.00
    108. Mongolia 40.00
    109. Slovenia 40.00
    110. Burkina Faso 40.00
    111. South Africa 38.00
    112. India 38.00
    113. Tonga 35.00
    114. Benin 34.00
    115. Cape Verde 34.00
    116. Poland 30.00
    117. Chile 30.00
    118. Cyprus 30.00
    119. Greece 30.00
    120. Israel 30.00
    121. Samoa 30.00
    122. Hong Kong 30.00
    123. Venezuela 30.00
    124. Hungary 30.00
    125. Lithuania 30.00
    126. Mauritius 30.00
    127. Latvia 29.00
    128. Argentina 29.00
    129. Belize 29.00
    130. Taiwan 29.00
    131. Trinidad and Tobago 29.00
    132. South Korea 29.00
    133. Estonia 28.00
    134. Antigua and Barbuda 28.00
    135. Malta 27.00
    136. Dominican Republic 27.00
    137. Panama 27.00
    138. Brazil 27.00
    139. Kiribati 26.00
    140. Italy 25.00
    141. Papua New Guinea 25.00
    142. Micronesia 25.00
    143. United Kingdom 24.00
    144. Gambia 24.00
    145. Jamaica 23.00
    146. Uruguay 23.00
    147. Ecuador 23.00
    148. Namibia 23.00
    149. Grenada 22.00
    150. Solomon Islands 22.00
    151. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 22.00
    152. Saint Kitts and Nevis 21.00
    153. Japan 21.00
    154. Bolivia 20.00
    155. Czech Republic 20.00
    156. Nauru 20.00
    157. Dominica 20.00
    158. Botswana 19.00
    159. France 19.00
    160. Austria 19.00
    161. Marshall Islands 18.00
    162. Portugal 18.00
    163. Bahamas 18.00
    164. Finland 17.00
    165. Barbados 17.00
    166. Ireland 16.00
    167. Costa Rica 16.00
    168. Iceland 14.00
    169. Spain 14.00
    170. Netherlands 14.00
    171. Saint Lucia 13.00
    172. Canada 13.00
    173. Luxembourg 12.00
    174. United States 12.00
    175. Denmark 11.00
    176. Sweden 11.00
    177. Switzerland 11.00
    178. Germany 11.00
    179. Norway 10.00
    180. Australia 9.00
    181. New Zealand 8.00
    182. Belgium 7.00
    2016 Ranking
    1. North Korea 98.00
    2. Turkmenistan 98.00
    3. Uzbekistan 95.00
    4. Eritrea 94.00
    5. Cuba 91.00
    6. Equatorial Guinea 91.00
    7. Iran 90.00
    8. Syria 90.00
    9. Azerbaijan 90.00
    10. China 87.00
    11. Tajikistan 87.00
    12. Gambia 87.00
    13. Bahrain 87.00
    14. Ethiopia 86.00
    15. Saudi Arabia 86.00
    16. Sudan 86.00
    17. Kazakhstan 85.00
    18. Laos 85.00
    19. Yemen 85.00
    20. Burundi 85.00
    21. West Bank and Gaza 84.00
    22. Vietnam 84.00
    23. Russia 83.00
    24. Swaziland 83.00
    25. Belarus 83.00
    26. Congo (Kinshasa) 82.00
    27. Venezuela 81.00
    28. Somalia 79.00
    29. Rwanda 79.00
    30. United Arab Emirates 78.00
    31. Libya 77.00
    32. Thailand 77.00
    33. Djibouti 77.00
    34. Egypt 77.00
    35. Brunei 76.00
    36. Turkey 76.00
    37. Chad 74.00
    38. Zimbabwe 74.00
    39. Angola 73.00
    40. Burma (Myanmar) 73.00
    41. Gabon 71.00
    42. Iraq 71.00
    43. Central African Republic 71.00
    44. Oman 71.00
    45. Cambodia 70.00
    46. South Sudan 70.00
    47. Qatar 70.00
    48. Malaysia 69.00
    49. Jordan 68.00
    50. Kyrgyzstan 67.00
    51. Singapore 67.00
    52. Morocco 66.00
    53. Honduras 66.00
    54. Cameroon 66.00
    55. Guinea 66.00
    56. Ecuador 66.00
    57. Pakistan 65.00
    58. Algeria 65.00
    59. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 64.00
    60. Mexico 64.00
    61. Armenia 63.00
    62. Zambia 63.00
    63. Maldives 62.00
    64. Bangladesh 62.00
    65. Sri Lanka 61.00
    66. Kuwait 60.00
    67. Liberia 60.00
    68. Afghanistan 60.00
    69. Congo (Brazzaville) 60.00
    70. Guinea Bissau 59.00
    71. Paraguay 59.00
    72. Uganda 58.00
    73. Guatemala 58.00
    74. Madagascar 58.00
    75. Tanzania 58.00
    76. Bhutan 58.00
    77. Kenya 58.00
    78. Togo 57.00
    79. Colombia 57.00
    80. Moldova 56.00
    81. Lebanon 56.00
    82. Nicaragua 55.00
    83. Sierra Leone 54.00
    84. Tunisia 54.00
    85. Bolivia 53.00
    86. Mauritania 53.00
    87. Somaliland 53.00
    88. Ukraine 53.00
    89. Haiti 52.00
    90. Nepal 52.00
    91. Niger 52.00
    92. Nigeria 51.00
    93. Bosnia and Herzegovina 51.00
    94. Lesotho 51.00
    95. Albania 51.00
    96. Ivory Coast 51.00
    97. Georgia 50.00
    98. Seychelles 49.00
    99. Indonesia 49.00
    100. Comoros 49.00
    101. Serbia 49.00
    102. Kosovo 48.00
    103. Mozambique 48.00
    104. Senegal 47.00
    105. Brazil 47.00
    106. Nauru 46.00
    107. Argentina 46.00
    108. Malawi 45.00
    109. Peru 45.00
    110. Botswana 45.00
    111. Greece 44.00
    112. Montenegro 44.00
    113. Hungary 44.00
    114. Philippines 44.00
    115. Fiji 44.00
    116. India 43.00
    117. Dominican Republic 42.00
    118. Bulgaria 42.00
    119. Hong Kong 42.00
    120. El Salvador 41.00
    121. Burkina Faso 41.00
    122. Croatia 41.00
    123. Panama 41.00
    124. Guyana 38.00
    125. South Africa 38.00
    126. Romania 38.00
    127. Mongolia 37.00
    128. Benin 37.00
    129. Mali 37.00
    130. Timor Leste 35.00
    131. Poland 34.00
    132. South Korea 34.00
    133. Antigua and Barbuda 34.00
    134. Ghana 33.00
    135. Israel 33.00
    136. Namibia 32.00
    137. Italy 31.00
    138. Kiribati 30.00
    139. Tonga 30.00
    140. Samoa 29.00
    141. Chile 29.00
    142. Papua New Guinea 29.00
    143. Mauritius 29.00
    144. Spain 28.00
    145. Suriname 28.00
    146. Belize 27.00
    147. Japan 27.00
    148. Cape Verde 27.00
    149. Tuvalu 27.00
    150. Solomon Islands 27.00
    151. Latvia 26.00
    152. France 26.00
    153. Grenada 26.00
    154. Slovakia 26.00
    155. Dominica 25.00
    156. Trinidad and Tobago 25.00
    157. United Kingdom 25.00
    158. Taiwan 25.00
    159. Vanuatu 25.00
    160. Uruguay 24.00
    161. Slovenia 23.00
    162. United States 23.00
    163. Cyprus 23.00
    164. Malta 23.00
    165. Bahamas 23.00
    166. Australia 22.00
    167. Austria 22.00
    168. Saint Kitts and Nevis 21.00
    169. Saint Vincent and Grenadines 21.00
    170. Lithuania 21.00
    171. Micronesia 21.00
    172. Czech Republic 21.00
    173. Germany 20.00
    174. Barbados 19.00
    175. Jamaica 19.00
    176. New Zealand 19.00
    177. Canada 18.00
    178. Ireland 18.00
    179. Portugal 17.00
    180. San Marino 17.00
    181. Saint Lucia 17.00
    182. Marshall Islands 17.00
    183. Estonia 16.00
    184. Costa Rica 16.00
    185. Monaco 16.00
    186. Andorra 15.00
    187. Palau 15.00
    188. Iceland 15.00
    189. Liechtenstein 15.00
    190. Luxembourg 14.00
    191. Switzerland 13.00
    192. Belgium 12.00
    193. Denmark 12.00
    194. Finland 12.00
    195. Sweden 11.00
    196. Netherlands 11.00
    197. Norway 8.00

    The Freedom of the Press index assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom in every country in the world, analyzing the events and developments of each calendar year. Ratings are determined through an examination of three broad categories: the legal environment in which media operate, political influences on reporting and access to information, and economic pressures on content and the dissemination of news.

    Source: Freedom House