Afghanistan: Freedom of expression

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 Afghanistan

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.040
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.310
 Min - Max 0.018 - 0.667
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 0.31 index points with a minimum of 0.018 index points in 1997 and a maximum of 0.667 index points in 2010. The latest value from 2022 is 0.04 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.630 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Afghanistan - Freedom of expression - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures the government respect for press and media freedom, political discussion, and academic and cultural expression.


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 Electoral democracy index 0.082 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.028 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.019 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.025 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.019 2022 index points
 Government accountability -1.279 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.040 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.448 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.035 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.136 2022 index points
 Presidential elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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