Friday, May 01, 2009

Worldwide Press Freedom Ranking


[hide]Yearly worldwide press freedom ranking of countries
published by Reporters Without Borders
Rank Country Index[clarification needed] Notes
2008 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
1 Iceland 1.50 0.75 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
1 Luxembourg 1.50
1 Norway 1.50 0.75 2.00 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
4 Estonia 2.00 1.00 2.00 1.50 2.00 2.50
4 Finland 2.00 1.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
4 Republic of Ireland 2.00 2.00 0.50 0.50 0.50 2.83 1.00
7 Belgium 3.00 1.50 4.00 4.00 4.00 1.17 3.50
7 Latvia 3.00 3.00 2.50 1.00 2.25
7 New Zealand 3.00 4.17 5.00 2.00 0.67 2.83
7 Slovakia 3.00 1.00 2.50 0.75 0.50 2.50
7 Sweden 3.00 1.50 4.00 2.00 2.00 1.50 1.50
7 Switzerland 3.00 3.00 2.50 0.50 0.50 2.50 4.25
13 Canada 3.33 4.88 4.50 4.50 3.33 1.83 0.75
14 Austria 3.50 4.25 4.50 2.50 3.25 2.75 7.50
14 Denmark 3.50 2.00 5.00 0.50 0.50 1.00 3.00
16 Czech Republic 4.00 4.00 0.75 1.00 3.50 2.50 11.25
16 Lithuania 4.00 7.00 6.50 4.50 3.00 2.83
16 Netherlands 4.00 3.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50 0.50
16 Portugal 4.00 2.00 3.00 4.83 4.50 5.17 1.50
20 Germany 4.50 5.75 5.50 4.00 2.00 1.33 1.50
21 Jamaica 4.88 8.63 5.50 7.50 4.17 3.33
22 Costa Rica 5.10 6.50 6.67 8.50 7.63 3.83 4.25
23 Hungary 5.50 4.50 3.00 2.00 6.00 3.33 6.50
23 Namibia 5.50 8.50 6.00 5.50 10.00 11.00 8.00
23 United Kingdom 5.50 8.25 6.50 5.17 6.00 4.25 6.00
26 Suriname 6.00
27 Trinidad and Tobago 6.13 5.00 5.00 2.00 2.00 1.00
28 Australia 6.25 8.79 9.00 6.50 9.50 9.25 3.50
29 Japan 6.50 11.75 12.50 8.00 10.00 8.00 7.50
30 Slovenia 7.33 6.50 3.00 1.00 2.25 3.00 4.00
31 Cyprus 7.50 14.00 7.50 5.50 22.00 20.83 pre-2005 data included Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
31 Ghana 7.50 9.00 8.50 15.00 13.50 8.75 23.00
31 Greece 7.50 9.25 8.00 4.00 7.00 6.00 5.00
31 Mali 7.50 16.50 9.00 8.00 12.83 11.00 12.50
35 France 7.67 9.75 9.00 6.25 3.50 4.17 3.25
36 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.00 11.17 5.00 7.00 3.67 6.83 12.50
36 Cape Verde 8.00 14.00 11.50 6.00 8.75 8.25 13.75
36 South Africa 8.00 13.00 11.25 6.50 5.00 3.33 7.50
36 Spain 8.00 10.25 10.00 8.33 9.00 7.67 7.75
36 Republic of China (Taiwan) 8.00 10.00 10.50 12.25 14.25 12.00 9.00
36 United States 8.00 14.50 13.00 9.50 4.00 6.00 4.75
42 Macedonia 8.25 11.50 11.50 8.75 11.25 9.67
43 Uruguay 8.33 11.75 13.75 9.75 10.00 4.00 6.00
44 Italy 8.42 11.25 9.90 8.67 9.00 9.75 11.00
45 Croatia 8.50 12.50 13.00 12.83 11.83 16.50 8.75
46 Israel (Israeli territory) 8.83 13.25 12.00 10.00 8.00 8.00 30.00
47 Mauritius 9.00 8.50 8.00 7.50 10.50 7.25 9.50
47 Poland 9.00 18.50 14.00 12.50 6.83 6.17 7.75
47 Romania 9.00 12.75 14.00 16.17 17.83 11.50 13.25
47 South Korea 9.00 12.13 7.75 7.50 11.13 9.17 10.50
51 Hong Kong 9.75 20.00 14.00 8.25 7.50 11.00 4.83
51 Liberia 9.75 25.33 19.00 20.50 40.00 40.00 37.75
53 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 10.00 19.00 14.50 12.50 22.00 20.83 pre-2005 data included Cyprus
53 Montenegro 10.00 19.00 11.50 14.83 20.13 21.33 20.75 pre-2007 data from Serbia and Montenegro
53 Togo 10.00 15.17 15.00 23.75 19.50 27.50 31.50
56 Chile 11.50 12.13 11.63 11.75 10.00 6.83 6.50
57 Panama 11.83 17.88 9.50 15.00 14.50 9.75 15.50
58 Kosovo 12.00 19.75 16.00 25.75 20.13 21.33 20.75 pre-2005 data from Serbia and Montenegro
Grenada 12.00
59 Bulgaria 12.50 16.25 9.00 10.25 8.00 6.50 9.75
59 Nicaragua 12.50 14.25 15.50 15.25 11.67 6.50
61 Kuwait 12.63 20.17 17.00 21.25 31.67 31.33 25.50
62 El Salvador 12.80 20.20 10.00 5.75 6.00 6.83 8.75
63 Burkina Faso 13.00 21.50 16.00 19.00 16.25 18.00 27.75
64 Serbia 13.50 21.00 11.50 14.83 20.13 21.33 20.75 pre-2007 data from Serbia and Montenegro
65 Timor-Leste 13.75 27.00 18.50 13.50 13.50 5.50
66 Botswana 14.00 23.50 13.00 14.00 11.50 13.00
66 Lebanon 14.00 28.75 27.00 28.25 24.38 32.50 19.67
68 Argentina 14.08 24.83 17.30 13.67 21.33 15.17 12.00
69 United Arab Emirates 14.50 20.25 17.50 25.75 50.25 37.00
70 Benin 15.00 17.00 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.25 6.00
70 Malawi 15.00 26.75 25.50 22.75 31.00 21.00 27.67
70 Tanzania 15.00 18.00 19.82 17.50 14.50 16.50 21.25
73 Haiti 15.13 23.50 19.50 33.50 42.13 31.00 36.50
74 Bhutan 15.50 37.17 25.00 51.50 55.83 77.33 90.75
74 Ecuador 15.50 18.50 15.25 21.75 16.50 7.67 5.50
74 Qatar 15.50 24.00 18.00 23.00 32.50 35.00
74 Seychelles 15.50 33.00 24.50 17.00 23.50 26.75 20.75
74 Zambia 15.50 21.50 22.50 23.00 29.75 23.25 26.75
79 Albania 16.00 25.50 18.00 14.17 11.50 6.50
79 Fiji 16.00 33.50 14.00 14.00 16.00 11.50
81 Guinea-Bissau 16.33 33.50 14.50 17.00 23.50 35.25 30.25
82 Brazil 18.00 25.25 17.17 14.50 16.50 16.75 18.75
82 Dominican Republic 18.00 22.75 12.75 12.25 6.75 17.00
82 Tonga 18.00 38.25 13.00 14.50 38.17
85 Central African Republic 18.50 22.50 14.50 19.75 32.50 32.75 21.50
86 Senegal 19.00 25.00 17.50 19.00 21.50 14.50 14.00
87 Ukraine 19.25 26.75 26.50 32.50 51.00 40.00 40.00
88 Guyana 19.75
89 Comoros 20.00 28.00 22.50 22.00 26.50 18.50 20.50
90 Mozambique 20.50 23.00 11.50 10.50 16.25 14.00 23.50
90 Paraguay 20.50 26.10 18.25 15.50 10.50 7.17 8.50
92 Republic of the Congo 20.75 24.50 17.00 17.00 17.50 14.00 23.17
93 Mongolia 20.83 23.40 19.25 12.50 19.00 18.25 24.50
94 Flag of Burundi Burundi 21.00 43.40 39.83
94 Madagascar 21.00 20.00 15.00 24.50 18.50 8.17 22.75
96 Bahrain 21.17 38.00 28.00 38.75 52.50 35.17 23.00
97 Kenya 21.25 23.75 30.25 30.00 22.25 18.50 24.75
98 Moldova 21.38 24.75 19.17 17.50 20.50 27.00
99 Guinea 21.50 33.50 27.50 26.00 24.50 33.17 26.00
99 Honduras 21.50 25.50 14.50 18.00 11.75 14.17
101 Guatemala 22.64 33.00 21.25 21.50 16.50 30.83 27.25
102 Armenia 22.75 23.63 25.50 26.00 23.50 25.17
102 Turkey 22.75 31.25 25.00 25.00 37.25 35.00 33.50
104 Maldives 23.25 45.17 51.25 58.50 69.17 47.50
105 Mauritania 23.88 15.50 17.50 40.00 51.00 36.67 41.33
106 Tajikistan 25.50 37.00 30.00 33.00 27.75 34.50 28.25
107 Uganda 26.00 28.00 29.83 19.25 24.00 25.75 17.00
108 Peru 26.25 37.38 28.25 33.33 40.00 10.25 9.50
109 Côte d'Ivoire 26.50 27.00 25.00 52.25 60.38 42.17 19.00
110 Gabon 26.75 31.50 28.50 26.00 37.50 31.25 20.50
111 Indonesia 27.00 30.50 26.00 26.00 37.75 34.25 20.00
111 Kyrgyzstan 27.00 33.60 34.00 32.00 35.25 32.00 31.75
113 Venezuela 27.33 36.88 29.00 23.00 24.63 27.83 25.00
114 Sierra Leone 27.75 39.50 26.00 39.50 24.50 23.50 24.50
115 Bolivia 28.20 21.50 4.50 9.67 20.00 9.67 14.50
116 Angola 29.50 26.50 21.50 18.00 26.50 28.00 30.17
116 Lesotho 29.50 29.50 16.00 19.50 29.50 17.75
118 India 30.00 39.33 26.50 27.00 38.50 39.00 26.50
119 United States (extra-territorial) 31.00 36.00 31.50 48.50 36.00 41.00
120 Georgia 31.25 20.83 21.00 25.17 27.50 17.33
121 Algeria 31.33 40.50 40.00 40.33 43.50 33.00 31.00
122 Morocco 32.25 33.25 24.83 36.17 43.00 39.67 29.00
123 Oman 32.67 57.75
124 Thailand 34.50 53.50 33.50 28.00 14.00 19.67 22.75
125 Kazakhstan 35.33 41.63 41.00 36.17 44.17 42.50 42.00
126 Cambodia 35.50 25.33 27.25 23.00 36.50 19.50 24.25
126 Colombia 35.50 42.33 44.75 40.17 47.38 49.17 40.83
128 Jordan 36.00 40.21 27.50 24.00 39.13 37.00 33.50
129 Cameroon 36.90 36.00 28.25 20.50 27.00 30.50 28.83
130 Niger 37.00 25.50 24.50 13.00 18.33 15.75 18.50
131 Nigeria 37.75 49.83 32.23 38.75 37.75 31.50 15.50
Brunei 38.00
132 Malaysia 39.50 41.00 22.25 33.00 39.83 32.00 37.83
133 Chad 41.25 36.50 35.50 30.00 33.25 24.00 28.75
134 Djibouti 41.50 50.25 33.00 37.00 55.00 35.50 31.25
135 Sudan 42.00 55.75 48.13 44.00 44.25 45.75 36.00
136 Bangladesh 42.70 53.17 48.00 61.25 62.50 46.50 43.75
137 Gambia 42.75 48.25 54.00 41.00 29.50 18.25 22.50
138 Flag of Nepal Nepal 43.25 53.75 73.50 86.75 84.00 51.50 63.00
139 Philippines 45.00 44.75 51.00 50.00 36.63 35.25 29.00
140 Mexico 46.13 53.63 45.83 45.50 27.83 17.67 24.75
141 Russia 47.50 56.90 52.50 48.67 51.38 49.50 48.00
142 Ethiopia 47.75 63.00 75.00 42.00 37.00 37.50 37.50
143 Tunisia 48.10 57.00 53.75 57.50 62.67 50.83 67.75
144 Singapore 49.00 56.00 51.50 50.67 57.00 47.33
145 Rwanda 50.00 58.88 41.00 38.00 37.25 34.25 37.50
146 Egypt 50.25 58.00 46.25 52.00 43.50 34.25 34.50
147 Swaziland 50.50 54.50 40.50 35.00 31.00 37.50 29.00
148 Democratic Republic of the Congo 51.25 50.50 51.00 57.33 51.50 38.50 40.75
149 Israel (extra-territorial) 51.50 32.00 47.00 37.50 49.00
150 Azerbaijan 53.63 55.40 47.00 51.00 49.67 34.50 34.50
151 Zimbabwe 54.00 62.00 50.00 64.25 67.50 45.50 48.25
152 Pakistan 54.88 64.83 70.33 60.75 61.75 39.00 44.67
153 Somalia 58.00 71.50 51.25 59.00 43.50 45.00
154 Belarus 58.33 63.63 57.00 61.33 54.10 52.00 52.17
155 Yemen 59.00 56.67 54.00 46.25 48.00 41.83 34.75
156 Afghanistan 59.25 56.50 44.25 39.17 28.25 40.17 35.50
156 Equatorial Guinea 59.25 65.25 48.00 44.00 46.25 44.75 42.75
158 Iraq 59.38 67.83 66.83 67.00 58.50 37.50 79.00
159 Syria 59.63 66.00 63.00 55.00 67.50 67.50 62.83
160 Libya 61.50 66.50 62.50 88.75 65.00 60.00 72.50
161 Saudi Arabia 61.75 59.75 76.00 66.00 79.17 71.50 62.50
162 Uzbekistan 62.70 74.88 71.00 66.50 52.13 61.50 45.00
163 Palestinian Authority 66.88 69.83 46.75 42.50 43.17 39.25 27.00
164 Laos 70.00 75.00 67.50 66.50 64.33 94.83 89.00
165 Sri Lanka 78.00 67.50 50.75 33.25 36.50 24.83 15.75
166 Iran 80.33 96.50 90.88 89.17 78.30 89.33 48.25
167 People's Republic of China (mainland only) 85.50 89.00 94.00 83.00 92.33 91.25 97.00
168 Vietnam 86.17 79.25 67.25 73.25 86.88 89.17 81.25
169 Cuba 88.33 96.17 95.00 87.00 106.83 97.83 90.25
170 Myanmar 94.38 93.75 94.75 88.83 103.63 95.50 96.83
171 Turkmenistan 95.50 103.75 98.50 93.50 99.83 82.83 91.50
172 North Korea 96.50 108.75 109.00 109.00 107.50 99.50 97.50
173 Eritrea 97.50 114.75 97.50 99.75 93.25 91.50 83.67

1 comment:

Tamerlane said...

malaysian media is very neutral. Traditional media is pro Govt while online media is pro opposition

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