Press freedom index APAC 2022, by country

Press freedom index in the Asia-Pacific region in 2022, by country or territory

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Release date

June 2022


Asia, APAC

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Supplementary notes

The countries surveyed were scored between 0 and 100, with 0 being the worst possible result and 100 the best.

From 0 to 40 points: very serious situation
From 40 to 55 points: difficult situation
From 55 to 70 points: problematic situation
From 70 to 85 points: satisfactory situation
From 85 to 100 points: good situation

According to the source, the index ranks 180 countries and territories according to the level of freedom available to journalists. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework, and safety of journalists in each country and region. It does not rank public policies even if governments obviously have a major impact on their country’s ranking. Nor is it an indicator of the quality of journalism in each country or region.

The detailed methodology of the index can be found here.

Release date is the date of data access.

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