Malawi: Freedom of expression

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 Malawi

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.831
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.342
 Min - Max 0.019 - 0.835
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Malawi during that period was 0.342 index points with a minimum of 0.019 index points in 1966 and a maximum of 0.835 index points in 2021. The latest value from 2022 is 0.831 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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Malawi - Freedom of expression - recent values

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Malawi - Freedom of expression - historical chart - 1960-2022




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 0.642 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.538 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.406 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.511 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.382 2022 index points
 Government accountability 1.184 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.831 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.688 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.840 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.800 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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