Bhutan: Freedom of expression

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 Bhutan

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.657
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.462
 Min - Max 0.305 - 0.758
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Bhutan from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Bhutan during that period was 0.462 index points with a minimum of 0.305 index points in 1969 and a maximum of 0.758 index points in 2012. The latest value from 2022 is 0.657 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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Bhutan - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Bhutan - 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 0.535 2022 index points
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 Egalitarian democracy index 0.446 2022 index points
 Government accountability 0.861 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.657 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.118 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.728 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.421 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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