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Press Freedom in Africa (1989-2003)
 

Free (1-30)

Partly Free (31-60)

Not Free (61-100)

 

Edition

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Year covered

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Angola

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

74

68

69

74

74

74

80

80

79

72

Benin

NF

NF

PF

F

PF

34

31

31

30

30

30

30

30

30

28

Botswana

PF

F

F

F

F

19

28

30

30

30

30

28

27

30

30

Burkina Faso

NF

NF

NF

PF

PF

40

37

37

37

39

39

40

39

39

39

Burundi

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

88

88

85

85

85

83

83

80

77

76

Cameroon

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

79

78

72

72

77

77

77

71

68

65

Cape Verde

NF

NF

NF

PF

F

34

32

32

32

32

33

32

32

30

30

Central African Republic

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

80

65

65

65

60

60

60

61

69

67

Chad

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

87

72

72

72

70

75

72

72

74

67

Comoros

44

46

35

38

38

38

40

38

41

43

Congo-Brazzaville

NF

NF

NF

PF

PF

59

53

52

45

72

75

77

71

53

55

Congo-Kinshasa

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

88

85

84

84

84

90

90

83

86

82

Côte d'Ivoire

NF

NF

NF

PF

NF

61

63

74

74

74

74

74

77

66

68

Djibouti

71

58

52

52

62

62

63

63

67

65

Equatorial Guinea

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

76

74

78

78

78

89

78

79

80

81

Eritrea

80

68

68

68

69

68

68

68

79

83

Ethiopia

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

73

59

57

62

62

64

62

64

61

64

Gabon

NF

NF

PF

PF

PF

58

52

49

50

50

52

55

55

52

58

Gambia, The

PF

F

F

F

F

24

63

62

65

65

70

70

70

65

65

Ghana

NF

NF

NF

NF

PF

63

62

62

59

60

61

61

55

27

30

Guinea

NF

NF

NF

NF

PF

63

66

61

63

69

71

71

71

74

74

Guinea-Bissau

NF

NF

NF

PF

PF

48

50

49

57

57

57

56

56

56

60

Kenya

NF

NF

NF

NF

PF

60

52

62

59

63

70

70

70

67

68

Lesotho

NF

NF

NF

PF

PF

47

52

55

58

58

59

56

52

46

42

Liberia

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

80

71

70

70

70

70

67

68

77

79

Madagascar

NF

NF

PF

PF

PF

45

44

32

32

32

32

32

32

31

38

Malawi

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

41

43

36

38

40

42

52

52

54

57

Mali

NF

NF

NF

NF

PF

43

52

24

24

30

27

26

22

23

24

Mauritania

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

68

77

71

71

71

71

67

67

61

61

Mauritius

F

F

F

F

F

30

30

25

25

20

20

17

17

17

24

Mozambique

NF

NF

NF

PF

PF

61

54

36

50

48

48

48

48

48

47

Namibia

F

F

23

23

30

30

30

38

43

34

34

37

Niger

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

61

61

54

63

63

68

62

62

49

53

Nigeria

F

PF

PF

PF

PF

57

69

92

93

93

55

53

55

57

53

Rwanda

NF

NF

63

74

74

71

72

72

72

87

80

São Tomé & Príncipe

NF

NF

NF

PF

PF

52

34

48

48

30

30

27

25

19

19

Senegal

PF

PF

PF

PF

PF

56

48

31

37

33

33

33

34

39

38

Seychelles

NF

NF

NF

NF

PF

44

57

50

50

50

50

50

51

51

50

Sierra Leone

NF

NF

PF

PF

NF

81

72

75

75

80

80

85

75

62

61

Somalia

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

79

86

86

88

88

86

88

80

South Africa

NF

PF

PF

PF

PF

38

30

30

27

28

28

25

23

23

25

Swaziland

NF

NF

NF

PF

PF

72

73

69

69

75

75

77

77

77

74

Sudan

PF

NF

NF

NF

NF

88

76

80

85

85

85

85

85

87

84

Tanzania

NF

NF

NF

NF

PF

60

49

49

49

48

51

49

49

49

47

Togo

NF

NF

NF

PF

NF

85

67

70

70

73

73

74

72

68

74

Uganda

NF

NF

NF

NF

NF

84

38

38

38

40

40

40

40

42

45

Zambia

NF

NF

NF

PF

F

50

61

60

61

60

62

62

62

65

63

Zimbabwe

NF

NF

PF

PF

PF

48

59

56

57

61

64

67

69

83

88

 
 
 
 
 

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