Malaysia: Freedom of expression

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 Malaysia

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.597
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.348
 Min - Max 0.244 - 0.700
 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 0.348 index points with a minimum of 0.244 index points in 1987 and a maximum of 0.7 index points in 2019. The latest value from 2022 is 0.597 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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Malaysia - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Malaysia - 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 0.438 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.304 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.255 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.323 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.339 2022 index points
 Government accountability 0.517 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.597 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.386 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.796 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.447 2022 index points
 Parliamentary elections 1.00 2022 1 elections, 0 otherwise
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