Italy: Freedom of expression

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 Italy

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.943
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.924
 Min - Max 0.845 - 0.964
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Italy from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Italy during that period was 0.924 index points with a minimum of 0.845 index points in 1960 and a maximum of 0.964 index points in 2018. The latest value from 2022 is 0.943 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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Italy - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Italy - 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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 Egalitarian democracy index 0.775 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.679 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.943 2022 index points
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 Women political empowerment 0.939 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.965 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 1.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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