Hong Kong: Freedom of expression

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 Hong Kong

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.253
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.784
 Min - Max 0.253 - 0.928
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Hong Kong from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Hong Kong during that period was 0.784 index points with a minimum of 0.253 index points in 2022 and a maximum of 0.928 index points in 1991. The latest value from 2022 is 0.253 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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Hong Kong - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Hong Kong - 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 0.154 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.126 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.056 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.048 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.191 2022 index points
 Government accountability -0.613 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.253 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.102 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.817 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.227 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 0.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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