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Press freedom index: least free

Scores, 1=best, 100=worst 2019

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Turkmenistan
    Result
    85.4
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    North Korea
    Result
    83.4
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Eritrea
    Result
    80.3
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    China
    Result
    78.9
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Vietnam
    Result
    74.9
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    72.5
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Syria
    Result
    71.8
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Saudi Arabia
    Result
    65.9
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Laos
    Result
    64.5
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Iran
    Result
    64.4
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Cuba
    Result
    63.8
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    61.7
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    61.3
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Azerbaijan
    Result
    59.1
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Equatorial Guinea
    Result
    58.4
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    57.2
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    56.5
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Libya
    Result
    55.8
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Tajikistan
    Result
    54.0
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Uzbekistan
    Result
    53.5
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    52.9
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Kazakhstan
    Result
    52.8
  23. Rank
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    52.8
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Iraq
    Result
    52.6
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    52.4
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Belarus
    Result
    51.7
  27. Rank
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    51.7
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Brunei
    Result
    51.5
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    51.4
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Bangladesh
    Result
    50.7

Index key & notes

Notes

Based on 87 questions on topics such as media independence, censorship and transparency in 2018.

Source: Reporters Without Borders