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Map of Press Freedom 2009      Free      Partly Free      Not Free

Freedom of the Press is a yearly report by US-based non-governmental organization Freedom House, measuring the level of freedom and editorial independence enjoyed by the press in every nation and significant disputed territories around the world. Levels of freedom are scored on a scale from 1 (most free) to 100 (least free). Depending on the ratings, the nations are then classified as "Free", "Partly Free", or "Not Free".

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2009 report

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Americas

Country Rank Rating Status
 Jamaica 1 15 Free
 Saint Lucia 1 15 Free
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3 17 Free
 United States 4 18 Free
 Barbados 5 19 Free
 Canada 5 19 Free
 Costa Rica 5 19 Free
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 19 Free
 Bahamas 9 20 Free
 Belize 10 21 Free
 Dominica 11 22 Free
 Suriname 12 23 Free
 Trinidad and Tobago 12 23 Free
 Grenada 14 24 Free
 Uruguay 15 26 Free
 Chile 16 29 Free
 Guyana 17 30 Free
 Antigua and Barbuda 18 38 Partly Free
Country Rank Rating Status
 Dominican Republic 19 40 Partly Free
 Bolivia 20 42 Partly Free
 Brazil 20 42 Partly Free
 El Salvador 20 42 Partly Free
 Ecuador 23 44 Partly Free
 Panama 23 44 Partly Free
 Peru 23 44 Partly Free
 Nicaragua 26 45 Partly Free
 Argentina 27 49 Partly Free
 Honduras 28 52 Partly Free
 Haiti 29 53 Partly Free
 Mexico 30 55 Partly Free
 Colombia 31 59 Partly Free
 Paraguay 31 55 Partly Free
 Guatemala 33 60 Partly Free
 Venezuela 34 73 Not Free
 Cuba 35 94 Not Free

Asia-Pacific

Country Rank Rating Status
 New Zealand 1 14 Free
 Palau 1 14 Free
 Marshall Islands 3 17 Free
 Japan 4 21 Free
 Federated States of Micronesia 4 21 Free
 Australia 6 22 Free
 Taiwan 7 23 Free
 Vanuatu 7 23 Free
 Papua New Guinea 9 26 Free
 Tuvalu 9 26 Free
 Kiribati 11 27 Free
 Nauru 12 28 Free
 Samoa 12 29 Free
 Solomon Islands 14 30 Free
 South Korea 14 30 Free
 Tonga 16 32 Partly Free
 Hong Kong 17 33 Partly Free
 India 18 36 Partly Free
 Timor-Leste 19 37 Partly Free
 Fiji 20 40 Partly Free
Country Rank Rating Status
 Mongolia 21 41 Partly Free
 Philippines 22 45 Partly Free
 Indonesia 23 54 Partly Free
 Maldives 24 56 Partly Free
Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal 25 57 Partly Free
 Thailand 25 57 Partly Free
 Bhutan 27 61 Not Free
 Cambodia 27 61 Not Free
 Pakistan 29 62 Not Free
 Bangladesh 30 63 Not Free
 Malaysia 31 65 Not Free
 Singapore 32 68 Not Free
 Sri Lanka 33 70 Not Free
 Afghanistan 34 74 Not Free
 Brunei 35 75 Not Free
 Vietnam 36 83 Not Free
 People's Republic of China 37 85 Not Free
 Laos 38 86 Not Free
 Myanmar 39 96 Not Free
 North Korea 40 98 Not Free

Central and Eastern Europe - Former Soviet Union

Country Rank Rating Status
 Estonia 1 15 Free
 Czech Republic 2 18 Free
 Lithuania 2 18 Free
 Hungary 4 21 Free
 Latvia 5 23 Free
 Slovakia 5 22 Free
 Poland 7 24 Free
 Slovenia 7 24 Free
 Bulgaria 9 36 Partly Free
 Montenegro 10 37 Partly Free
 Croatia 11 38 Partly Free
 Serbia 12 39 Partly Free
 Romania 13 44 Partly Free
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 47 Partly Free
Country Rank Rating Status
 Macedonia 14 47 Partly Free
 Albania 16 50 Partly Free
 Ukraine 17 55 Partly Free
 Georgia 18 60 Partly Free
 Moldova 19 67 Not Free
 Armenia 20 68 Not Free
 Kyrgyzstan 21 72 Not Free
 Azerbaijan 22 78 Not Free
 Kazakhstan 22 78 Not Free
 Tajikistan 22 78 Not Free
 Russia 25 80 Not Free
 Belarus 26 91 Not Free
 Uzbekistan 27 93 Not Free
 Turkmenistan 28 96 Not Free

Middle East and North Africa

Country Rank Rating Status
 Israel 1 33 Partly Free
 Kuwait 2 55 Partly Free
 Lebanon 3 56 Partly Free
 Egypt 4 60 Partly Free
 Algeria 5 62 Not Free
 Jordan 6 64 Not Free
 Morocco 6 64 Not Free
 Qatar 8 65 Not Free
 Iraq 9 67 Not Free
 United Arab Emirates 10 69 Not Free
Country Rank Rating Status
 Bahrain 11 71 Not Free
 Oman 11 71 Not Free
 Yemen 13 79 Not Free
 Saudi Arabia 14 82 Not Free
 Tunisia 14 82 Not Free
 Syria 16 83 Not Free
 Iran 17 85 Not Free
 Palestinian Authority 18 86 Not Free
 Libya 19 94 Not Free

Sub Saharian Africa

Country Rank Rating Status
 Ghana 1 26 Free
 Mali 1 26 Free
 Mauritius 3 26 Free
 Cape Verde 4 28 Free
 São Tomé and Príncipe 4 28 Free
 Namibia 6 30 Free
 South Africa 6 30 Free
 Benin 8 31 Partly Free
 Botswana 9 37 Partly Free
 Burkina Faso 10 41 Partly Free
 Mozambique 10 41 Partly Free
 Lesotho 12 48 Partly Free
 Comoros 13 50 Partly Free
 Tanzania 13 50 Partly Free
 Madagascar 15 51 Partly Free
 Guinea 16 52 Partly Free
 Republic of the Congo 17 53 Partly Free
 Senegal 17 53 Partly Free
 Uganda 17 53 Partly Free
 Nigeria 20 54 Partly Free
 Malawi 21 56 Partly Free
 Sierra Leone 21 56 Partly Free
 Mauritania 23 58 Partly Free
 Seychelles 24 59 Partly Free
Country Rank Rating Status
 Kenya 25 60 Partly Free
 Angola 26 61 Not Free
 Central African Republic 26 61 Not Free
 Liberia 28 63 Not Free
 Niger 29 64 Not Free
 Cameroon 30 65 Not Free
 Zambia 30 65 Not Free
 Guinea 32 66 Not Free
 Côte d'Ivoire 33 67 Not Free
 Gabon 34 69 Not Free
 Togo 35 72 Not Free
 Djibouti 36 73 Not Free
 Burundi 37 75 Not Free
 Chad 38 76 Not Free
 Ethiopia 38 76 Not Free
 Swaziland 38 76 Not Free
 Sudan 41 78 Not Free
 Gambia 42 79 Not Free
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 43 81 Not Free
 Somalia 44 84 Not Free
 Rwanda 45 85 Not Free
 Zimbabwe 46 88 Not Free
 Equatorial Guinea 47 90 Not Free
 Eritrea 48 94 Not Free

Western Europe

Country Rank Rating Status
 Iceland 1 9 Free
 Finland 2 10 Free
 Norway 2 10 Free
 Denmark 4 11 Free
 Sweden 4 11 Free
 Belgium 6 12 Free
 Luxembourg 6 12 Free
 Andorra 8 13 Free
 Netherlands 8 13 Free
 Switzerland 8 13 Free
 Liechtenstein 11 14 Free
 Ireland 12 15 Free
 Germany 13 16 Free
Country Rank Rating Status
 Monaco 13 16 Free
 Portugal 13 16 Free
 San Marino 16 17 Free
 United Kingdom 17 19 Free
 Austria 18 21 Free
 Cyprus 19 22 Free
 France 19 22 Free
 Malta 19 22 Free
 Spain 22 24 Free
 Greece 23 29 Free
 Italy 24 32 Partly Free
 Turkey 25 50 Partly Free

See also

References

External links


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