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The ranking

RankCountryNote
1Iceland1,50
-Luxembourg1,50
-Norway1,50
4Estonia2,00
-Finland2,00
-Ireland2,00
7Belgium3,00
-Latvia3,00
-New Zealand3,00
-Slovakia3,00
-Sweden3,00
-Switzerland3,00
13Canada3,33
14Austria3,50
-Denmark3,50
16Czech Republic4,00
-Lithuania4,00
-Netherlands4,00
-Portugal4,00
20Germany4,50
21Jamaica4,88
22Costa Rica5,10
23Hungary5,50
-Namibia5,50
-United Kingdom5,50
26Surinam6,00
27Trinidad and Tobago6,13
28Australia6,25
29Japan6,50
30Slovenia7,33
31Cyprus7,50
-Ghana7,50
-Greece7,50
-Mali7,50
35France7,67
36Bosnia and Herzegovina8,00
-Cape Verde8,00
-South Africa8,00
-Spain8,00
-Taiwan8,00
-United States of America8,00
42Macedonia8,25
43Uruguay8,33
44Italy8,42
45Croatia8,50
46Israel (Israeli territory)8,83
47Mauritius9,00
-Poland9,00
-Romania9,00
-South Korea9,00
51Hong-Kong9,75
-Liberia9,75
53Cyprus (North)10,00
-Montenegro10,00
-Togo10,00
56Chile11,50
57Panama11,83
58Kosovo12,00
59Bulgaria12,50
-Nicaragua12,50
61Kuwait12,63
62El Salvador12,80
63Burkina Faso13,00
64Serbia13,50
65Timor-Leste13,75
66Botswana14,00
-Lebanon14,00
68Argentina14,08
69United Arab Emirates14,50
70Benin15,00
-Malawi15,00
-Tanzania15,00
73Haiti15,13
74Bhutan15,50
-Ecuador15,50
-Qatar15,50
-Seychelles15,50
-Zambia15,50
79Albania16,00
-Fiji16,00
81Guinea-Bissau16,33
82Brazil18,00
-Dominican Republic18,00
-Tonga18,00
85Central African Republic18,50
86Senegal19,00
87Ukraine19,25
88Guyana19,75
89Comoros20,00
90Mozambique20,50
-Paraguay20,50
92Congo20,75
93Mongolia20,83
94Burundi21,00
-Madagascar21,00
96Bahrein21,17
97Kenya21,25
98Moldova21,38
99Guinea21,50
-Honduras21,50
101Guatemala22,64
102Armenia22,75
-Turkey22,75
104Maldives23,25
105Mauritania23,88
106Tajikistan25,50
107Uganda26,00
108Peru26,25
109Côte d’Ivoire26,50
110Gabon26,75
111Indonesia27,00
-Kyrgyzstan27,00
113Venezuela27,33
114Sierra Leone27,75
115Bolivia28,20
116Angola29,50
-Lesotho29,50
118India30,00
119United States of America (extra-territorial)31,00
120Georgia31,25
121Algeria31,33
122Morocco32,25
123Oman32,67
124Thailand34,50
125Kazakhstan35,33
126Cambodia35,50
-Colombia35,50
128Jordan36,00
129Cameroon36,90
130Niger37,00
131Nigeria37,75
132Malaysia39,50
133Chad41,25
134Djibouti41,50
135Sudan42,00
136Bangladesh42,70
137Gambia42,75
138Nepal43,25
139Philippines45,00
140Mexico46,13
141Russia47,50
142Ethiopia47,75
143Tunisia48,10
144Singapore49,00
145Rwanda50,00
146Egypt50,25
147Swaziland50,50
148Democratic Republic of Congo51,25
149Israel (extra-territorial)51,50
150Azerbaijan53,63
151Zimbabwe54,00
152Pakistan54,88
153Somalia58,00
154Belarus58,33
155Yemen59,00
156Afghanistan59,25
-Equatorial Guinea59,25
158Iraq59,38
159Syria59,63
160Libya61,50
161Saudi Arabia61,75
162Uzbekistan62,70
163Palestinian Territories66,88
164Laos70,00
165Sri Lanka78,00
166Iran80,33
167China85,50
168Vietnam86,17
169Cuba88,33
170Burma94,38
171Turkmenistan95,50
172North Korea96,50
173Eritrea97,50



Questionnaire for compiling a 2008 world press freedom index
How the index was compiled

Evaluation by region:
- Americas
- Europe and former USSR
- Asia
- Maghreb / Middle East
- Africa


How the index was compiled

Index 2008
  The ranking
RankCountryNote
1Iceland1,50
-Luxembourg1,50
-Norway1,50
4Estonia2,00
-Finland2,00
-Ireland2,00
7Belgium3,00
-Latvia3,00
-New Zealand3,00
-Slovakia3,00
-Sweden3,00
-Switzerland3,00
13Canada3,33
14Austria3,50
-Denmark3,50
16Czech Republic4,00
-Lithuania4,00
-Netherlands4,00
-Portugal4,00
20Germany4,50
21Jamaica4,88
22Costa Rica5,10
23Hungary5,50
-Namibia5,50
-United Kingdom5,50
26Surinam6,00
27Trinidad and Tobago6,13
28Australia6,25
29Japan6,50
30Slovenia7,33
31Cyprus7,50
-Ghana7,50
-Greece7,50
-Mali7,50
35France7,67
36Bosnia and Herzegovina8,00
-Cape Verde8,00
-South Africa8,00
-Spain8,00
-Taiwan8,00
-United States of America8,00
42Macedonia8,25
43Uruguay8,33
44Italy8,42
45Croatia8,50
46Israel (Israeli territory)8,83
47Mauritius9,00
-Poland9,00
-Romania9,00
-South Korea9,00
51Hong-Kong9,75
-Liberia9,75
53Cyprus (North)10,00
-Montenegro10,00
-Togo10,00
56Chile11,50
57Panama11,83
58Kosovo12,00
59Bulgaria12,50
-Nicaragua12,50
61Kuwait12,63
62El Salvador12,80
63Burkina Faso13,00
64Serbia13,50
65Timor-Leste13,75
66Botswana14,00
-Lebanon14,00
68Argentina14,08
69United Arab Emirates14,50
70Benin15,00
-Malawi15,00
-Tanzania15,00
73Haiti15,13
74Bhutan15,50
-Ecuador15,50
-Qatar15,50
-Seychelles15,50
-Zambia15,50
79Albania16,00
-Fiji16,00
81Guinea-Bissau16,33
82Brazil18,00
-Dominican Republic18,00
-Tonga18,00
85Central African Republic18,50
86Senegal19,00
87Ukraine19,25
88Guyana19,75
89Comoros20,00
90Mozambique20,50
-Paraguay20,50
92Congo20,75
93Mongolia20,83
94Burundi21,00
-Madagascar21,00
96Bahrein21,17
97Kenya21,25
98Moldova21,38
99Guinea21,50
-Honduras21,50
101Guatemala22,64
102Armenia22,75
-Turkey22,75
104Maldives23,25
105Mauritania23,88
106Tajikistan25,50
107Uganda26,00
108Peru26,25
109Côte d’Ivoire26,50
110Gabon26,75
111Indonesia27,00
-Kyrgyzstan27,00
113Venezuela27,33
114Sierra Leone27,75
115Bolivia28,20
116Angola29,50
-Lesotho29,50
118India30,00
119United States of America (extra-territorial)31,00
120Georgia31,25
121Algeria31,33
122Morocco32,25
123Oman32,67
124Thailand34,50
125Kazakhstan35,33
126Cambodia35,50
-Colombia35,50
128Jordan36,00
129Cameroon36,90
130Niger37,00
131Nigeria37,75
132Malaysia39,50
133Chad41,25
134Djibouti41,50
135Sudan42,00
136Bangladesh42,70
137Gambia42,75
138Nepal43,25
139Philippines45,00
140Mexico46,13
141Russia47,50
142Ethiopia47,75
143Tunisia48,10
144Singapore49,00
145Rwanda50,00
146Egypt50,25
147Swaziland50,50
148Democratic Republic of Congo51,25
149Israel (extra-territorial)51,50
150Azerbaijan53,63
151Zimbabwe54,00
152Pakistan54,88
153Somalia58,00
154Belarus58,33
155Yemen59,00
156Afghanistan59,25
-Equatorial Guinea59,25
158Iraq59,38
159Syria59,63
160Libya61,50
161Saudi Arabia61,75
162Uzbekistan62,70
163Palestinian Territories66,88
164Laos70,00
165Sri Lanka78,00
166Iran80,33
167China85,50
168Vietnam86,17
169Cuba88,33
170Burma94,38
171Turkmenistan95,50
172North Korea96,50
173Eritrea97,50
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