Estonia: Freedom of expression

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 Estonia

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.966
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 0.959
 Min - Max 0.919 - 0.977
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Estonia from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Estonia during that period was 0.959 index points with a minimum of 0.919 index points in 1990 and a maximum of 0.977 index points in 2016. The latest value from 2022 is 0.966 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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Estonia - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Estonia - Freedom of expression - historical chart - 1990-2022




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 0.893 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.847 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.619 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.754 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.798 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.816 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.966 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.041 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.935 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.971 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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