Freedom House Freedom of the Press Index

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Governance Assessment Profile

Freedom House's Freedom of the Press Index


Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press Index (FPI) assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and digital media freedom in 199 countries and territories. External analysts assess these countries using a combination of on-the-ground research, consultations with local contacts, and information from news articles, nongovernmental organizations, governments, and a variety of other sources. The information below was compiled from responses to AidData’s 2016 GDA Snap Poll, which asked public, private and civil society leaders to answer 11 questions about whether, when, and why they use governance data in their work. A total of 134 participants to the snap poll indicated familiarity with the FPI.


Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Samantha Custer. 2016. In the Eye of the Beholder: When is governance data “good enough”? Williamsburg, VA. AidData at the College of William & Mary and the Governance Data Alliance.


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