Freedom of press in nations

Variable Measurement Era SPSS code N Source

Free Press Index 1

Index of restrictions on media content 1) laws and regulations (0-15 points), 2) political pressures and controls (0-15 points), 3) repressive actions (e.g. killing journalists, censorship) (0-5 points).
More points mean less freedom

Rated: 1 (free)  to 3 (unfree)

1980-89 FreePress1_1980s 86

Freedom House:
Press Freedom Survey 1999

1990-99 FreePress1_1990s 105
2000-04 FreePress1_2000s 103
Free Press Index 2

Index of influences on media content 1) laws and regulations (0-15 points), 2) political pressures and controls (0-15 points), 3) repressive actions (e.g. killing journalists, censorship) (0-5 points).
More points mean less freedom

Rated: 0 (free) to 100 (unfree)

1994-99 FreePress2_1990s 104
2000-2004 FreePress2_2000s 103
Free Press Index 3

Index of repression based on responses to questionnaire by journalists in the country.
Questions concern 1) physical attacks, imprisonment and direct threats, 2) indirect threats, 3) legal sitiation and unjustified prosecution, 4) censorship and self censorship, 5) state monopoly on public media, 6) economic and administrative pressures, 7) state control of internet and new media

Average of yearly ratings
Higher scores denote less freedom

2002-2007 FreePress3_2000s 139 Reporters without borders 2007
Free Press Index 4   2008 FreePress4_2008 141  
2010 FreePress4-2010 153
2011 FreePress4-2011 153
2012 FreePress4-2012 153
2013 FreePress4_2013 157
2014 FreePress4_2014 159

Related variables:

Related topics:
Democracy
Freedom

Related themes:
Freedom

States of Nations is an inventory of country characteristics. It is part of the World Database of Happiness


Keywords added: Cross-national, Censor, Repression, Manipulation, Information control