Malaysia: Academic freedom

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 Malaysia

Academic freedom index

 Latest value 0.447
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.420
 Min - Max 0.358 - 0.535
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Malaysia from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Malaysia during that period was 0.42 index points with a minimum of 0.358 index points in 1975 and a maximum of 0.535 index points in 1965. The latest value from 2022 is 0.447 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 171 countries is 0.611 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Malaysia - Academic freedom - Recent values chart

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Malaysia - Academic freedom - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Measures academics' rights to teach and discuss, carry out research, express freely their opinion with no censorship and the freedom to participate in professional or representative academic bodies.


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 Parliamentary elections 1.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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