Each year, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) releases its press freedom rankings. It scores 180 countries based on the legal framework, the level of pluralism, media environments and self-censorship, media independence, transparency, and the quality of infrastructure which supports information and news production. It does not evaluate government policy.

Below, we’ve collected all of the data from 2002 to 2020 so you can see how each country’s score has changed over the years.

RSF - Full Country Scores and Rankings

 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011/12 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 
CountryRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScoreRankScore
Afghanistan10435.513440.179728.2512539.1713044.2514256.515659.2514954.2514751.671507412837.3612837.0712237.4412037.7512039.4611837.2812136.5512237.7
AlbaniaN/AN/A346.55011.56214.1780188725.579168821.758021.59634.4410230.888529.928228.778229.927629.927529.498229.848430.25
Algeria95311083312843.512940.331264012340.512131.3314149.5613347.331225612536.5412136.2611936.6312941.6913442.8313643.1314145.7514645.52
AndorraN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A56.8256.823219.873319.873521.033722.213724.633723.23
Angola9330.1797289126.576189121.59126.511629.511936.510428.513258.4313037.812436.512337.8412339.8912540.4212138.3510934.9610633.92
Argentina42126715.177921.335913.677617.38224.836814.084711.335516.3547145425.675525.275726.115425.095025.075226.055728.36428.78
ArmeniaN/AN/A9025.178323.51022610125.57723.6310222.7511131.1310127.577277428.047829.077828.437428.797930.388029.996128.986128.6
Australia123.5509.25419.5316.5359288.79286.25163.13185.383042615.242816.912517.032517.841916.021915.462116.552620.21
Austria277.5162.75173.25162.5164.5164.25143.513370.55-8129.41210.01710.851113.181113.471114.041615.331815.78
Azerbaijan10134.511334.513649.67141511354713955.415053.6314653.515256.3816287.2515647.7316052.8716258.4116357.8916256.416359.7316659.1316858.48
Bahrain672311735.1714352.512338.7511128118389621.1711936.514451.3817312516562.7516358.2616358.6916254.8616458.8816660.8516161.3116960.13
Bangladesh11843.7514346.515162.515161.251374813453.1713642.712137.3312642.51295714442.0114642.5814642.9514445.9414648.3614648.6215050.7415149.37
Belarus12452.171515214454.115261.331515715163.6315458.3315159.5154571689915748.3515747.8215747.9815754.3215352.4315552.5915351.6615349.75
Belgium133.571.1722418414451.573112.514420-22112.942312.81511.981314.18912.75713.16912.071212.57
BelizeN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2917.053018.543620.614123.434724.555327.55327.5
Benin216295.25275.5255.5235.5531770157216701991317928.337528.838429.247828.977830.328430.169631.7411335.11
Bhutan13590.7515777.3314655.8314251.5982511637.177415.57015.756417.7570248228.429230.7310432.659430.738430.739430.738029.816728.9
Bolivia4814.5519.677620459.67174.56821.511528.29524.1710328.131084010932.89431.049431.299731.7810733.8811032.4511335.3811435.37
Bosnia and Herzegovina4312.5376.83213.673371953411.173683910.54713.55819.56826.866626.866627.516828.456527.836227.376329.025828.51
BotswanaN/AN/A62135011.5601453137523.566146215.56217.542124022.914122.914222.914322.914824.934825.294425.093923.56
Brazil5418.757116.756616.56314.57517.178425.2582187115.885816.69935.3310832.7511134.039931.9310432.6210333.5810231.210532.7910734.05
Brunei11138N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15563.51425112556.212235.4511735.4512136.7615553.8515653.7215351.4815251.4815249.65
Bulgaria389.75346.53684810.253695116.255912.56815.61701980298728.5810031.4210632.9111334.4610935.0111135.2211135.1111135.06
Burkina Faso8527.7576186416.25781970166821.56313571549156823.334623.75224.454623.794222.664223.854123.333624.533823.47
Burundi7224.59226.257319902312539.8312743.494211032910828.8813057.7513238.0214240.514542.9315654.116055.7815955.2615952.8916055.33
Cambodia7124.258119.510936.5902310827.258525.3312635.511735.1712843.831175514341.8114440.9713940.9912840.713242.0714245.914345.914445.45
Cameroon8828.839830.593278320.511228.251113612936.910930.512944.3973512034.7813138.1313339.6312640.5313041.5912940.9213143.3213443.28
Canada50.75101.83183.33214.5184.5184.88133.33193.721710-5.672012.691810.99810.991815.262216.531815.281815.691615.29
Cape Verde4613.75478.25388.752964511.5451436844112689-62514.332414.323620.693219.822718.022920.392519.812520.15
Central African Republic6321.510732.7510432.58219.756214.57122.58518.58017.756918.562206526.6110933.1311033.8411033.611336.1211235.2514547.2713242.87
Chad8728.75882410633.251093012435.511336.513341.2513244.511233.1710337.6712134.8713940.2213540.1712740.5912139.6612338.4512236.7112339.7
Chile246.5376.8342105011.754911.633912.135611.53910.53310.580296026.245825.843233119.233320.533822.694625.655127.31
China1389716191.2516292.3315983163941638916785.516884.517184.6717413617373.0717572.9117673.5517680.9617677.6617678.2917778.9217778.48
Colombia11440.8314749.1713447.3812840.1713144.7512642.3312635.512640.1314551.514366.512937.4812636.6812839.0813444.1112941.4713041.0312942.8213042.66
Comoros5820.57918.59126.588229322.5962889208219701945135124.525324.525024.525024.334424.335025.615627.917529.77
Congo6923.1763146917.5711773178024.59220.7511634.2511433.69030.387628.28229.441073311535.8411536.7311435.4211736.0411836.56
Costa Rica154.25243.83357.63418.5296.67216.5225.1308298.0819-2.251812.082112.231612.26611.1611.931014.011012.24710.53
Côte d’Ivoire551913742.1714960.3814452.259925942710926.5103291183615983.59629.7710131.638630.458630.178130.428230.087129.526828.94
Croatia338.756916.55411.835612.8354134112.5458.57817.176217.56823.336426.616526.825826.126327.917429.596928.946429.035928.51
Cuba13490.2516597.83166106.83161871659516596.1716988.33170941667816798.8317171.6417070.9216970.2117170.2317371.7517268.916963.8117163.81
CyprusN/AN/A8320.838122255.5307.54514317.5255.54513.416-32413.832514.452416.528129.543019.792519.852821.742720.45
Czech Republic4111.25122.5193.59150.75144164245237.514-51610.171310.071311.622116.662316.913421.894024.894023.57
Democratic Republic of the Congo11340.7512738.514151.514657.331425113350.514851.2514653.514851.8314567.6714241.6615144.6415044.3115250.9715452.6715451.615451.7115049.09
Denmark1035110.510.520582143.510112.510-5.6767.0877.4338.2448.89410.36913.9959.8738.13
Djibouti9631.2512035.514555121371213313250.2513441.51103111030.515983.516767.416970.3417071.0417270.917270.5417370.7717371.3617676.73
Dominican RepublicN/AN/A7217316.755112.255212.757222.7582189826.839726.139533.258028.346827.176327.316227.95926.765926.795527.95527.9
Ecuador205.5427.676616.58721.756815.255618.57415.5842010127.51043811934.699531.1610833.6510933.2110533.649230.569731.889832.62
Egypt10234.511034.2512843.51435213346.251465814650.2514351.3812743.3316697.515848.6615951.8915850.1715954.4516155.7816156.7216356.4716656.82
El Salvador348.75376.83286285.7541106420.26212.87917.255115.83379.33822.863821.574523.665827.26227.246627.788129.817429.7
Equatorial Guinea11742.7513944.7513346.25133441384815365.2515659.2515865.5167791618616667.216867.9516766.2316866.4717166.4717166.4716558.3516556.38
Eritrea13283.6716291.516393.2516699.7516697.5169114.7517397.5175115.517810517914217984.8318084.8318084.8618083.9217984.2417984.2417880.2617883.5
EstoniaN/AN/A122.5112111.562314260.5923-9119.26119.631011.191414.311213.551214.081112.271412.61
Eswatini892912437.5101311183512740.513854.514750.514452.515557.51446715546.7615646.7615547.2815352.3715251.2715251.4614749.0914145.15
Ethiopia10737.512437.51123713142160751506314247.751404913949.3812756.613739.5714340.5814241.8314245.1315050.3415050.1711035.119932.82
FijiN/AN/A5911.563166014581410733.579161526014952.751175510732.6910732.579331.288029.376728.645726.555227.185227.41
Finland10.510.510.510.510.551.54210101-1016.3816.417.5218.5938.92410.2627.927.93
France113.25264.17193.5306.25379319.75357.674310.674413.38389.53721.63921.893821.154523.833922.243321.873222.213422.92
Gabon5920.510131.2511537.51022611428.510231.511026.7512943.510728.7510136.58928.699831.329531.3810032.210834.8310832.3711535.612137.2
Gambia6422.57718.259829.5130411495413048.2513742.7513748.2512540.514165.515245.0915546.4215144.514546.5314346.712238.369231.358730.62
GeorgiaN/AN/A7317.339427.59925.1789216620.8312031.258118.8399271043810030.098429.786927.76427.966427.766127.346028.986028.59
Germany71.581.33112184245.5205.75204.5183.5174.2516-31710.241410.231211.471614.81614.971514.391314.61112.16
Ghana6823488.755713.56615348.5299317.527626841113017.272716.292215.52617.952617.952318.412720.813022.26
Greece195316337184328309.25317.5359701970248428.469931.339131.018930.358830.897429.196529.086528.8
Guatemala8327.259930.836616.58621.59021.251043310122.6410629.57720.2597359529.3912536.6112437.9212138.0311839.3311636.1711635.9411635.74
Guinea792610933.178824.51022610927.510733.59921.510028.511333.586308628.4910231.6710232.5610833.0810133.1510431.910733.4911034.34
Guinea-Bissau9430.2511835.258323.571176414.510733.58116.339223.56718.2575269228.948630.058128.77929.037730.098330.098930.959432.06
GuyanaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A8819.753910.55916.635819.56927.086727.086227.215727.076026.85526.255126.634926.63
Haiti10636.51003112542.1311733.58719.57523.57315.1357155616.385215.674924.094723.535325.085324.665326.366026.8262298330.2
HondurasN/AN/A6514.175311.7576186514.58725.59921.51284214351.131356112736.9212937.1413239.2713744.6214043.7514145.2314648.5314848.2
Hong Kong184.835611347.5398.2559146120519.754811.753410.7554175826.166126.557027.766928.57329.467029.047329.658030.01
Hungary256.5213.33286122103174.5235.5255.5237.540105626.096426.736527.446728.177129.017329.118730.448930.84
Iceland20.510.510.510.520.510.7511.592106-798.4988.52113.871915.31013.031314.11414.711515.12
India8026.51283912038.51062710526.512039.331183010529.3312238.751315814041.2214040.3413640.4913343.1713642.9413843.2414045.6714245.33
Indonesia572011034.2511737.75102261032610030.51112710028.511735.831466813941.0513238.1513840.7513041.7212439.9312439.6812436.7711936.82
Iran12248.2516089.3315878.316489.1716290.8816696.516680.33172104.1417594.56175136.617473.417372.2917372.3216966.5216565.1216460.7117064.4117364.81
Iraq1307912437.514858.51576715466.8315767.8315859.3814553.313045.5815275.3615044.6715345.4415647.7615854.3515854.0316056.5615652.616255.37
Ireland61172.8310.510.530.58242109215-41510.061610.871111.2912.41414.081614.5915151312.6
Israel9230448368471050124413.25468.839323.758623.259231.2511232.979631.1910132.0910132.589131.018730.268830.88830.84
Italy4011539.75399428.67409.93511.25448.424912.1449156119.675726.114923.757327.947728.935226.264624.124324.984123.69
JamaicaN/AN/A213.33244.17347.5255.5278.63214.88234.75257.6716-3139.881710.9911.181012.45812.73611.33811.13610.51
Japan287.544842103785112.53711.75296.5173.25112.522-15325.175926.026126.957228.677229.446728.646729.366628.86
Jordan9933.51223712139.13962411027.512240.211283611231.881203712856.813438.4714140.4214342.0713544.4913843.2413241.7113043.1112842.08
Kazakhstan1164213842.513144.1711936.171284112541.6312535.3314249.6716268.515477.516055.0816154.9416053.4616054.5515754.0115854.4115852.8215754.11
Kenya7524.757918.58222.251093011830.257823.759721.25962570198429.57127.89030.710032.079531.169531.29630.8210032.4410333.72
KosovoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A10025.7571166019.7558127516.589224.8386308528.478029.29N/AN/A9030.58230.457829.617529.687029.33
Kuwait7825.510231.3310331.678521.2574176320.176112.636015.258723.7578287728.289130.719030.8410332.5910433.6110531.9110833.8610934.3
Kyrgyzstan9831.751043210735.25111321233411033.61112712540159631084010632.29731.248830.698530.168930.9298318329.928230.19
Laos1338916394.8315364.3315566.515667.516175164701699216880.51658916867.9917171.2217171.2517371.5817066.4117066.4117164.4917264.28
LatviaN/AN/A112.25101162.5113123.573133308.550153922.893721.12818.122417.382818.622419.632419.532218.56
Lebanon5619.6710632.58724.3810828.25107279828.7566146115.427820.59331.510130.1510631.899831.819831.959933.0110031.1510132.4410233.19
LesothoN/AN/A7517.759829.58119.572169929.511629.59927.5902463218128.367428.367728.367328.786828.786828.787829.748630.45
Liberia10937.7513240123408320.584198525.33519.756215.58422.511040.59729.898930.658930.789330.719431.128930.339331.499532.25
Libya12972.5153601546516288.7515262.515566.516061.515664.516063.515477.513137.8613739.8415445.9916457.8916356.8116256.7916255.7716455.77
LiechtensteinN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A77.3567.022717.672818.363220.313020.492620.492419.52
LithuaniaN/AN/A172.83163214.5276.5237164102.25112.53043318.243219.23118.83519.953621.373622.23022.062821.19
LuxembourgN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A11.52041446-746.6846.71913.611514.431514.721714.721715.661715.46
MacedoniaN/AN/A519.674911.25438.754611.53611.5428.25348.756818.49431.6711634.2712336.4311736.2611836.0911135.7410932.439531.669231.28
Madagascar6522.75468.177218.59724.566156120942113445.8311634.888429.58828.628129.386427.435627.045726.715426.25427.765427.68
Malawi8427.678421101318922.7510225.59226.7570156215.57921146687528.187328.295926.416628.127028.976427.436829.366929.32
Malaysia11037.831043212239.83113339222.251244113239.513144.2514150.751225614542.7314742.7314743.2914646.5714446.8914547.4112336.7410133.12
MaldivesN/AN/A14547.515769.1714858.514451.2512945.1710423.2551145216732510331.110833.1111234.3211234.1711739.312037.959832.167929.93
Mali4412.556115612.833783895216.5317.53082682509930.0312236.2911836.3312239.8311638.2711536.1511235.2310834.12
MaltaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A112.51445819.54523.35123.844824.164623.844724.766527.447729.748130.16
Mauritania11541.3312136.6713851127407717.55015.510523.8810028.59525.386722.26726.766026.535525.274824.035526.497229.099431.659732.54
Mauritius369.5417.254610.5347.5338258.54795114651854176226.477027.696827.696127.695626.675626.455828.465628
Mexico7624.757417.679627.8313545.513245.8313653.6314046.1313748.2513647.514972.6715345.315245.0414843.6914949.3314748.9714748.9114446.7814345.45
MoldovaN/AN/A94277820.57417.58519.178124.759821.3811433.757519.1353165526.015625.357227.857628.838030.418130.019131.219131.16
Mongolia7324.57718.2573195312.58619.257423.49320.839123.337619.4210035.759829.938830.35425.256027.616928.957129.057029.517329.61
MontenegroN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A58195310771710428.51073911332.9711434.7811434.6310632.7910633.6510331.2110432.7410533.83
Morocco892913139.671264311936.179724.8310633.2512232.251274113547.413863.2913639.0413639.7213039.1913142.6413342.4213543.1313543.9813342.88
Mozambique7023.563146416.254910.54711.573239020.582199826.56621.57328.017929.268529.988730.259331.059931.1210332.6610433.79
Myanmar13796.8316495.5165103.6316388.8316494.7516493.7517094.38171102.6717494.516910015144.7114541.4314442.0814345.4813141.8213743.1513844.9213944.77
Namibia31856114210255.5266258.5235.535921720-21912.52212.51712.51715.152417.082620.242318.952319.25
Nepal1276315051.51608416086.7515973.513753.7513843.2511835.6311936.3810638.7511834.6112036.1610532.7110532.6210033.0210632.0510633.411235.1
Netherlands40.510.510.510.540.5123.516471103-926.4826.4649.2228.76511.28310.0148.6359.96
New ZealandN/AN/A172.8390.67122215154.177313381.513-5.3388.3898.55610.06510.011313.98813.62710.75910.69
NicaraguaN/AN/A346.55211.676815.256915.54714.255912.57616.758322.337224.337828.317127.77427.947528.829231.019030.4111435.5311735.81
Niger5318.56815.757118.3357139524.58725.51303713948.510428.5292.54323.084823.594723.855224.626127.216327.46629.265728.25
Nigeria4915.510331.511737.7512338.7512032.2313149.8313137.751354614551.512656.411534.1111234.2411134.0911635.912239.6911937.4112036.511535.63
North CyprusN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5312.56314.55819531051146117.25102379429.348329.54N/AN/A7529.887529.887729.597429.677729.79
North Korea13997.516699.5167107.5167109168109168108.7517296.5174112.5177104.7517814117883.917981.9617983.2517983.7618084.9818088.8717983.418085.82
Norway30.510.510.510.57210.7511.510101-1036.5236.5227.7538.7917.617.6317.8217.84
OECSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2503419.723620.81N/AN/A3018.913822.13522.115026.044423.78
OmanN/AN/A15257.75N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A12332.6710629.512440.251175514141.5113438.8312738.8312540.4312640.4612740.6713243.4213543.42
Pakistan11944.671283915061.7515060.7515770.3315264.8315254.8815965.6715156.171517515951.3115851.4615950.4614748.5213943.5513943.2414245.8314545.52
Palestinian National Authority822713039.2512743.1713242.513446.7515869.8316366.8816169.8315056.131537614643.0913840.1114041.0113242.9313542.913442.9613744.6813744.09
Panama5015.5539.756114.56615399.55417.885711.835514.58121.8311345.6711132.958730.28328.989130.599632.129130.567929.787629.78
Papua New GuineaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5614.74213.333594122.974423.465625.875525.815125.075326.193824.74623.93
Paraguay328.5407.174610.56915.58218.259026.19020.55414.335416.2580299128.7810531.8110933.7411133.6311035.6410732.329932.410032.97
Peru379.55510.251234011633.3311328.2511737.3810826.258520.881093011551.2510531.8710431.79231.218429.999030.988830.278530.229030.94
Philippines892911835.2511136.63139501435112844.751394512238.251566014064.514743.1114943.6914141.1913844.6612741.0813342.5313443.9113643.54
Poland307.75336.17326.835312.560145618.5479379.5328.8824-0.672213.111911.031812.714723.895426.475826.595928.896228.65
Portugal81.5285.17254.5234.83123821643084012.36335.332816.753017.732617.112317.271815.771414.171212.631011.83
QatarN/AN/A1153510432.59023811879247415.59424121381144611032.8611334.3211535.3511735.9712339.8312540.1612842.5112942.51
Romania4513.255911.57017.837016.1761144212.754795012.5521647144223.054523.485224.94924.294624.464423.654725.674825.91
Russia1214814849.514051.3813848.6714752.514456.914147.515360.8814049.91426614843.4214842.7815244.9714849.0314849.4514849.9614950.3114948.92
Rwanda10837.511034.2511337.25122381294114758.881455015764.67169811568116155.4616256.5716156.5716154.6115954.1115652.915552.4315550.34
SamoaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1113354174823.844022.024022.322918.82116.412216.692218.252118.25
Saudi Arabia12562.515671.515979.17154661617614859.7516161.7516376.515761.515883.2516356.8816458.316459.4116559.7216866.0216963.1317265.8817062.14
Senegal47146614.58021.578197817.5832586198922932575265926.196226.687127.776527.995826.725025.614925.814723.99
SerbiaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A67216413.56215.5852380296326.595425.056727.665927.66628.057629.589031.189331.62
Serbia and MontenegroN/AN/A8521.337720.136514.834811.5N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Seychelles6120.759326.758323.571179624.5104337415.57216651873259329.1910331.689631.559230.68730.868530.176929.416328.66
Sierra Leone7424.58723.58824.512639.51042612139.511427.75115349124.2563216126.357228.237928.478329.948530.737929.988630.368530.28
SingaporeN/AN/A14447.331475714050.6714651.514156144491334513647.51356114943.4315044.2915345.8715452.9615151.115150.9515151.4115855.23
SlovakiaN/AN/A122.510.580.7582.5317344113511.52502313.252011.391411.661213.261715.512720.261615.333322.67
Slovenia144122.5152.2591133216.5307.33379.54613.44369.143520.493420.383520.554022.263721.73221.693422.313222.67
SomaliaN/AN/A1404512843.51495914551.2515971.51535816477.51616616488.3317573.5917673.1917272.3116765.3516765.9516863.0416457.2416355.45
South Africa267.5213.33265316.54411.254313368338.5381242125224.564223.193922.063921.923120.122820.393122.193122.41
South Korea3910.599.174811.13347.5317.753912.134796915.674213.334412.675024.485725.666026.557028.586327.614323.514124.944223.7
South SudanN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A11141.2512436.211936.0512538.0414044.8714548.1614446.8813945.6513844.49
Spain297.75427.67399408.3342103310.2536844113912.25399.753620.53520.633319.953419.922918.693120.512921.992922.16
Sri Lanka5115.758924.8310936.511533.2514150.7515667.5165781627515862.516387.516256.5916559.1316560.2814144.9614144.3413141.3712639.6112741.94
Sudan1053614245.7513244.251334413948.1314055.75135421485417285.33170100.7517070.0617271.8817472.3417472.5317473.5617471.1317572.4515955.33
SurinameN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A2664210.63511.522-13118.193118.22918.22216.72016.072116.442016.382017.5
Sweden91.591.511212215451.573101012-5.5109.23108.9859.47812.3328.2728.3138.3149.25
Switzerland164.25122.510.510.592.51137371108-6.2149.941510.472013.85711.76712.13511.27610.52810.62
Syria12662.8315567.515567.514555153631546615959.631657817391.517613817678.5317777.0417777.2917781.3517781.4917779.2217471.7817472.57
Taiwan35961126014.255112.254310.532103685915.084814.545134723.825023.825124.835124.374524.374223.364224.984323.76
Tajikistan8628.2511334.59527.7511333117301153710625.51133211534.51225612335.7111534.8611636.1915050.3414950.2714950.0616154.0216155.34
Tanzania6221.256916.56114.57417.58819.82551870156215.541133467027.346927.37528.097128.658330.659330.6511836.2812440.25
Thailand6622.758219.6759141072812233.513553.512434.51304415356.8313761.513538.613037.9413440.0713644.5314244.6914044.3113644.114044.94
Timor-LesteN/AN/A305.55713.55813.58318.594276513.757216932586309028.727729.0410332.639932.029832.829530.818429.937829.9
Togo9731.59527.57519.59523.7567154915.1753106215.560177928.58328.4576298028.58830.318630.758630.237629.697129.33
TongaN/AN/AN/AN/A11938.176314.5551311938.258218N/AN/A8723.7563216626.76326.74423.373721.244924.975125.684525.415027.27
Trinidad and TobagoN/AN/A51112122225195276.13287308.550154423.124323.284122.394423.293420.623922.793924.743623.22
Tunisia12867.7514950.8315262.6714757.514853.751455714348.115461.516472.513460.2513839.9313338.6912638.689631.69732.229730.917229.617229.45
Turkey10033.51153511337.2598251002510131.2510222.7512238.2513849.251487015446.5615445.8714944.1615150.7615552.9815753.515752.8115450.2
Turkmenistan13691.515882.8316499.8316593.516798.5167103.7517195.517310717695.33177140.6717779.1417880.8117880.8317883.4417884.1917884.218085.4417985.44
Uganda52179125.7586248019.2511629.839628107268621.59625.51396410431.6911033.299731.6510232.5811235.9411736.7712539.4212540.95
Ukraine11240132401385111232.510626.59226.758719.25892213146.831165412636.7912736.9312939.110732.9310233.1910131.1610232.469632.52
United Arab EmiratesN/AN/A1223713750.2510025.757917.56520.256914.58621.58723.751124511433.4911836.0312036.7311936.7311939.3912840.8613343.6313142.69
United Kingdom226274.25286245.17286.5248.25235.52041962822916.893319.9334203821.74022.264023.253322.233522.93
United States174.75316224449.556134814.5368204992747143218.224623.494924.414122.494323.884523.734825.694523.85
Uruguay2362544210469.755713.753711.75438.33297.633711.75324.252715.922616.082315.942015.882517.432015.561916.061915.79
Uzbekistan1204515461.514252.1315566.51587116074.8816262.716067.6716371.51578316460.3916661.0116661.1416661.1516966.1116560.8416053.5215653.07
Venezuela77259627.839024.6390231152911436.8811327.3312439.513347.331175511734.4411635.3713740.6113944.7713742.9414346.0314849.114745.66
Vietnam13181.2515989.1716186.8815873.2515567.2516279.2516886.1716681.6716575.7517211417271.7817472.3617572.6317574.2717573.9617575.0517674.9317574.71
Yemen10334.7513641.831354813646.251505414356.671555916783.3817082.1317110116969.2216767.2616866.3617067.0716665.816762.2316861.6616758.25
Yugoslavia6020.75N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Zambia8126.758623.2510029.7590239422.56821.57415.59726.75822286307227.939330.8911334.3511435.0811436.4811335.3611936.3812037
Zimbabwe12348.2514145.515567.515364.2514050149621515413646.512339.51175513338.1213539.1913139.1912440.4112841.4412640.5312742.2312640.95

Over the last 18 years, some countries‘ scores have changed dramatically, especially in African countries. For example, from 2010 to 2011/12 Malawi’s score nosedived from 79 to 146 before jumping back up to 75 in 2013.

The countries with the best overall average rankings since the index began in 2002 are Finland and Norway (average ranking of 2). The Netherlands (4); Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland (7); and Switzerland and Estonia (9) also enjoy single-figure average rankings.

Those with the worst average rankings are Eritrea (172), Turkmenistan (171), and China (168).

Please note: Some countries/territories may have changed over the years and occupied territories haven’t been included.

Source: rsf.org