Lesotho: Freedom of expression

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 Lesotho

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.821
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.502
 Min - Max 0.214 - 0.821
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 0.502 index points with a minimum of 0.214 index points in 1970 and a maximum of 0.821 index points in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 0.821 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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Lesotho - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - 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 0.641 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.504 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.401 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.493 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.505 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.128 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.821 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.527 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.825 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.761 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 1.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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