Freedom of Speech (2005 - 2021)

The variable Freeexpr_bti indicates the extent to which individuals, groups, and the press can express their views free from government interference. Score 1 Freedom of expression is denied. Independent media do not exist or are prohibited.
4 Freedom of expression is often subject to interference or government restrictions. Distortion and manipulation shape matters of public debate. 7 Freedom of expression is occasionally subject to interference or government restrictions, but there are generally no incidents of blatant intrusions like outright state censorship or media shutdowns. 10 Freedom of expression is guaranteed against interference or government restrictions. Individuals, groups and the press can fully exercise these rights. The remaining scores are intermediate categories.

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