Brazil: Freedom of expression

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 Brazil

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.586
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.609
 Min - Max 0.049 - 0.944
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Brazil from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Brazil during that period was 0.609 index points with a minimum of 0.049 index points in 1969 and a maximum of 0.944 index points in 2013. The latest value from 2022 is 0.586 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
Brazil - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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




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


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Electoral democracy index 0.678 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.523 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.424 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.448 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.324 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.102 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.586 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.553 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.728 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.454 2022 index points
 Presidential elections 1.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
 Parliamentary elections 1.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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