Burkina Faso: Freedom of expression

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 Burkina Faso

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.793
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.601
 Min - Max 0.409 - 0.864
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Burkina Faso from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Burkina Faso during that period was 0.601 index points with a minimum of 0.409 index points in 1967 and a maximum of 0.864 index points in 2016. The latest value from 2022 is 0.793 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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Burkina Faso - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Burkina Faso - 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 0.295 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.219 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.183 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.273 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.230 2022 index points
 Government accountability 0.844 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.793 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.444 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.511 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.928 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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