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Press freedom index: least free

Scores: 1=best, 100=worst 2018

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    North Korea
    Result
    88.9
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Eritrea
    Result
    84.2
  3. Rank
    Country
    Turkmenistan
    Result
    84.2
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Syria
    Result
    79.2
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    China
    Result
    78.3
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Vietnam
    Result
    75.1
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    71.1
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Cuba
    Result
    68.9
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Equatorial Guinea
    Result
    66.5
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Laos
    Result
    66.4
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Saudi Arabia
    Result
    63.1
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    63.0
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    62.2
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    60.9
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Uzbekistan
    Result
    60.8
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Iran
    Result
    60.7
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Azerbaijan
    Result
    59.7
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Libya
    Result
    56.8
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    56.7
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Iraq
    Result
    56.6
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    55.3
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Kazakhstan
    Result
    54.4
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    53.5
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    52.9
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Belarus
    Result
    52.6
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    51.6
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Brunei
    Result
    51.5
  28. Rank
    Country
    Swaziland
    Result
    51.5
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    51.0
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    50.2

Index key & notes

Notes

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

Source: Reporters Without Borders