Sri Lanka: Freedom of expression

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 Sri Lanka

Freedom of expression

 Latest value 0.638
 Year 2022
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 0.621
 Min - Max 0.315 - 0.859
 Source Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem)
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 0.621 index points with a minimum of 0.315 index points in 2009 and a maximum of 0.859 index points in 1962. The latest value from 2022 is 0.638 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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Sri Lanka - Freedom of expression - Recent values chart

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Sri Lanka - 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 0.575 2022 index points
 Liberal democracy index 0.412 2022 index points
 Participatory democracy index 0.343 2022 index points
 Deliberative democracy index 0.328 2022 index points
 Egalitarian democracy index 0.369 2022 index points
 Government accountability 0.699 2022 index points
 Freedom of expression 0.638 2022 index points
 Political corruption 0.556 2022 index points
 Women political empowerment 0.688 2022 index points
 Academic freedom 0.510 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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