Belgium: Freedom of expression

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 Belgium

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.976
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.967
 Min - Max 0.949 - 0.985
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Belgium during that period was 0.967 index points with a minimum of 0.949 index points in 1960 and a maximum of 0.985 index points in 2008. The latest value from 2022 is 0.976 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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Recent values chart
Belgium - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Belgium - 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 0.887 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.825 2022 index points
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 Deliberative democracy index 0.812 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.823 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.746 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.976 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.021 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.954 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.968 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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