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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

GLOBAL PRESS FREEDOM RANKINGS Rank 2012 1

4 5

9 10 12 13

16

22

25

29 31

Country Finland Norway Sweden Belgium Denmark Luxembourg Netherlands Switzerland Andorra Iceland Liechtenstein St. Lucia Ireland Monaco Palau Germany Marshall Islands New Zealand Portugal San Marino St. Vincent and Grenadines Estonia Jamaica United States of America Barbados Canada Costa Rica Czech Republic Bahamas St. Kitts and Nevis Australia Austria Belize Micronesia Slovakia United Kingdom

Rating 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 13 14 14 15 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 20 20 21 21 21 21 21 21

Status Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

Rank 2012 37

40

43

47

51

54

58

61

65 67 68 70

73 75

Country Cyprus Japan Malta Dominica Lithuania Suriname France Grenada Mali Spain Poland Slovenia Taiwan Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu Uruguay Vanuatu Cape Verde Kiribati Latvia Papua New Guinea Ghana Nauru Solomon Islands Mauritius Samoa São Tomé and Príncipe Tonga Greece Israel Chile Namibia South Korea Guyana Hong Kong Italy Benin South Africa East Timor

Rating 22 22 22 23 23 23 24 24 24 24 25 25 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 30 30 31 32 32 33 33 33 34 34 35

Status Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

Rank 2012

78 80 82 83

86 88 90 91 93 94 95 97

104

107

111

Country Montenegro Serbia Bulgaria Hungary India Mongolia Antigua and Barbuda Botswana Croatia El Salvador Dominican Republic Romania Burkina Faso Philippines Mozambique Brazil Peru Panama Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Comoros Indonesia Kosovo Lesotho Nicaragua Niger Sierra Leone Tanzania Argentina Haiti Nigeria Albania Lebanon Maldives Tunisia Bangladesh Georgia Kenya Mauritania

Rating 35 35 36 36 37 37 38 40 40 40 41 41 42 42 43 44 44 46 47 48 48 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 50 50 50 51 51 51 51 52 52 52 52

Status Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

Rank 2012 115 117

122 123

127

130 132

139

144

149 150

153

Country Macedonia Moldova Colombia Congo (Brazzaville) Nepal Senegal Turkey Seychelles Egypt Guinea-Bissau Kuwait Uganda Bhutan Ecuador Fiji South Sudan Ukraine Guatemala Liberia Libya Malawi Paraguay Thailand Zambia Algeria Central African Republic Guinea Honduras Mexico Cambodia Jordan Madagascar Malaysia Pakistan Armenia Angola Qatar Singapore Cameroon

Rating 54 54 55 55 55 55 55 56 57 57 57 57 58 58 58 59 59 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 62 62 62 62 62 63 63 63 63 63 65 67 67 67 68

Status Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

Rank 2012 155

158 160 161

164 166 168 170 171 172

175

178 179

182

187 189 190 192

Country Morocco Iraq Kyrgyzstan Togo Côte d’Ivoire Gabon Oman Burundi Sri Lanka United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Djibouti Brunei Chad Swaziland Venezuela Sudan Tajikistan Azerbaijan Russia Zimbabwe Ethiopia Kazakhstan The Gambia Rwanda Congo (Kinshasa) West Bank and Gaza Strip Yemen Bahrain Laos Saudi Arabia Somalia Vietnam Burma China Syria Cuba Equatorial Guinea Iran

Rating 68 69 69 69 70 70 71 72 72 72 74 74 75 75 76 76 78 79 80 80 80 81 81 81 82 83 83 83 84 84 84 84 84 85 85 89 91 91 92

Status Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

Rank 2012 193 194 195 196 197

Country Belarus Eritrea Uzbekistan Turkmenistan North Korea

Status Free Partly Free Not Free TOTAL

Rating 93 94 95 96 97

Number of Countries 66 72 59 197

Status Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free

Percentage of Total 33.5 36.5 30 100


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

ASIA-PACIFIC Rank 2012 1 2 4 6 7 8 10 12 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29

32 33 34 35 36

Country Palau Marshall Islands New Zealand Australia Micronesia Japan Taiwan Tuvalu Vanuatu Kiribati Papua New Guinea Nauru Solomon Islands Samoa Tonga South Korea Hong Kong East Timor India Mongolia Philippines Indonesia Maldives Bangladesh Nepal Bhutan Fiji Thailand Cambodia Malaysia Pakistan Singapore Sri Lanka Afghanistan Brunei Laos

Rating 16 17 17 21 21 22 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 32 33 35 37 37 42 49 51 52 55 58 58 60 63 63 63 67 72 74 75 84

Status Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

Rank 2012 38 40

Country Vietnam Burma China North Korea

Status Free Partly Free Not Free TOTAL

Rating 84 85 85 97

Number of Countries 15 13 12 40

Status Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free

Percentage of Total 37.5 32.5 30 100

Sub-Region Comparison Asia-Pacific Region and Sub-region Asia Pacific Asia Proper Asia Pacific Islands

40 26

Average Press Freedom Score 46.8 57.7

14

26.4

Number of Countries


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

AMERICAS Rank 2012 1 2 3 5

8 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 32 34 35

Country St. Lucia St. Vincent and Grenadines Jamaica United States of America Barbados Canada Costa Rica Bahamas St. Kitts and Nevis Belize Dominica Suriname Grenada Trinidad and Tobago Uruguay Chile Guyana Antigua and Barbuda El Salvador Dominican Republic Brazil Peru Panama Bolivia Nicaragua Argentina Haiti Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Paraguay Honduras Mexico Venezuela Cuba

Rating 15 17 18 18 19 19 19 20 20 21 23 23 24 25 26 31 33 38 40 41 44 44 46 47 49 50 50 55 58 60 60 62 62 76 91

Status Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

Status Free Partly Free Not Free TOTAL

Number of Countries 15 16 4 35

Percentage of Total 43 46 11 100

Sub-Region Comparison Americas Region and Sub-region Americas Hispanic America Non-Hispanic America

35

Average Press Freedom Score 38.4

20

49.1

15

24.1

Number of Countries


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE / EURASIA Rank 2012 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29

Country Estonia Czech Republic Slovakia Lithuania Poland Slovenia Latvia Montenegro Serbia Bulgaria Hungary Croatia Romania Bosnia and Herzegovina Kosovo Albania Georgia Macedonia Moldova Ukraine Armenia Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Azerbaijan Russia Kazakhstan Belarus Uzbekistan Turkmenistan

Rating 18 19 21 23 25 25 27 35 35 36 36 40 41 48 49 51 52 54 54 59 65 69 79 80 80 81 93 95 96

Status Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

Status Free Partly Free Not Free TOTAL

Number of Countries 7 13 9 29

Percentage of Total 24 45 31 100

Sub-Region Comparison Central and Easter Europe/Eurasia Region and Average Press Number of Countries Sub-region Freedom Score 29 51.2 CEE/Eurasia Central and 17 34.3 Eastern Europe 12 75.3 Eurasia


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Rank 2012 1 2 3 4 6 7 9 10 11 12 13

17 18 20 22 23 25 26

29 31 32 33 34 35

Country Mali Cape Verde Ghana Mauritius São Tomé and Príncipe Namibia Benin South Africa Botswana Burkina Faso Mozambique Comoros Lesotho Niger Sierra Leone Tanzania Nigeria Kenya Mauritania Congo (Brazzaville) Senegal Seychelles Guinea-Bissau Uganda South Sudan Liberia Malawi Zambia Central African Republic Guinea Madagascar Angola Cameroon Togo Côte d’Ivoire Gabon

Rating 24 27 28 29 29 32 34 34 40 42 43 48 49 49 49 49 50 52 52 55 55 56 57 57 59 60 60 60 62 62 63 67 68 69 70 70

Status Free Free Free Free Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

Rank 2012 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 45 46 47 48 49

Country Burundi Djibouti Chad Swaziland Sudan Zimbabwe Ethiopia The Gambia Rwanda Congo (Kinshasa) Somalia Equatorial Guinea Eritrea

Status Free Partly Free Not Free TOTAL

Rating 72 74 75 76 78 80 81 81 82 83 84 91 94

Number of Countries 5 23 21 49

Status Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free

Percentage of Total 10 47 43 100


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA Rank 2012 1 2 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 18 19

Country Israel Lebanon Tunisia Egypt Kuwait Libya Algeria Jordan Qatar Morocco Iraq Oman United Arab Emirates West Bank and Gaza Strip Yemen Bahrain Saudi Arabia Syria Iran

Status Free Partly Free Not Free TOTAL

Rating 30 51 51 57 57 60 62 63 67 68 69 71 72 83 83 84 84 89 92

Number of Countries 1 5 13 19

Status Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Partly Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free Not Free

Percentage of Total 5.3 26.3 68.4 100


FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

WESTERN EUROPE Rank 2012 Country 1 Finland Norway Sweden 4 Belgium Denmark 5 Luxembourg Netherlands Switzerland 9 Andorra Iceland 10 Liechtenstein 12 Ireland Monaco 14 Germany Portugal San Marino 17 Austria United Kingdom 19 Cyprus Malta 21 France Spain 23 Greece 24 Italy 25

Rating 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 13 14 14 16 16 17 17 17 21 21 22 22 24 24 30

Status Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free

33

Partly Free

55

Partly Free

Turkey

Status Free Partly Free Not Free TOTAL

Number of Countries 23 2 0 25

Percentage of Total 92 8 0 100

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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2012

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