by Felix Richter, Statista.com
— this post authored by Niall McCarthy
Where are journalists allowed to report the news freely and where are they the most strictly controlled?
The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) 2016 World Press Freedom Index shows the state of world press freedom around the world with Eritrea, North Korea and Turkmenistan named as the nations with the tightest media restrictions. Global press freedom has fallen almost four percent since last year.
This chart shows countries ranked by level of press freedom in 2016.
You will find more statistics at Statista.