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Visualizing Press Freedom Around the World

by Matthew Beckwith
Press freedom

Global press freedom is at a 13 year low, according to Freedom House, a non-governmental organization group that advocates for democracy and human rights. To commemorate World Press Freedom Day the organization  has created an interactive map illustrating the level of  press freedom around the world. The visualization allows users to observe the degree to which a country’s legal, political, and economic environments permit the press to operate freely, and indicates if a country’s press is “free,” “partly free,” or “not free.” The data shows that only 61 countries have free press, with 45 percent of the world’s population living in countries lacking press freedom.

Take a look.

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