Iraq: Freedom of expression

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 Iraq

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.409
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.214
 Min - Max 0.034 - 0.504
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Iraq from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Iraq during that period was 0.214 index points with a minimum of 0.034 index points in 1996 and a maximum of 0.504 index points in 2008. The latest value from 2022 is 0.409 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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Iraq - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Iraq - 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 0.362 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.197 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.195 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.222 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.187 2022 index points
 Government accountability 0.346 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.409 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.878 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.466 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.462 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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