Press Freedom Index 2012-2013: Mongolia
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Press Freedom Index 2012-2013


Press Freedom Index 2012-2013: Mongolia 
The "Reporters Without Borders" international organization has released their annual Press Freedom Index 2012-2013, where 179 states were surveyed and Mongolia ranked at 98th, compared to last year's report, Mongolia up scaled by two places. 
The same three European countries that headed the index last year hold the top three positions again this year. For the third year running, Finland (1) has distinguished itself as the country that most respect media freedom. It is followed by the Netherlands (2) and Norway (3). Although much criteria is considered, ranging from legislation to violence against journalists, democratic countries occupy the top of the index while dictatorial countries occupy the last three positions. Again, it is the same three as last year – Turkmenistan (177), North Korea (178) and Eritrea (179). 
As of our two neighbors: China (173rd, +1) shows no sign of improving. Its prisons still hold many journalists and netizens, while increasingly unpopular Internet censorship continues to be a major obstacle to access information and Russia (148th, -6) has fallen again due to Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency, repression has been stepped up in response to an unprecedented wave of opposition protests, according to the report. 
Coinciding with the release of its 2013 Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders is for the first time publishing an annual global “indicator” of worldwide media freedom. This new analytic tool measures the overall level of freedom of information in the world and the performance of the world’s governments in their entirety as regards to this key freedom. In view of the emergence of new technologies and the interdependence of governments and peoples, the freedom to produce and circulate news and information needs to be evaluated at the planetary as well as national level. 
 
News: Mongolia runs 166 TV Stations according to the Mongolian Press Institute 2012-2013 Report
News: Global Press Freedom 2013: Mongolia stands at 77th place and is having “Partly Free” media
 
Info: Press Freedom Index 2013-2014: Mongolia
Info: Freedom in the World 2013: Mongolia
News: Mongolia ranks 100th in Press Freedom Index 2011-2012
Info: Surveys and Reports: Mongolia
  
Rank Country Note Differential   Rank Country Note Differential
1 Finland 6,38 0 (1)   91 Paraguay 28,78 -11 (80)
2 Netherlands 6,48 +1 (3)   92 Guinea-Bissau 28,94 -17 (75)
3 Norway 6,52 -2 (1)   93 Seychelles 29,19 -20 (73)
4 Luxembourg 6,68 +2 (6)   94 Northern Cyprus 29,34 +8 (102)
5 Andorra 6,82 -   95 Guatemala 29,39 +2 (97)
6 Denmark 7,08 +4 (10)   96 Ivory Coast 29,77 +63 (159)
7 Liechtenstein 7,35 -   97 Liberia 29,89 +13 (110)
8 New Zealand 8,38 +5 (13)   98 Mongolia 29,93 +2 (100)
9 Iceland 8,49 -3 (6)   99 Mali 30,03 -74 (25)
10 Sweden 9,23 +2 (12)   100 Georgia 30,09 +4 (104)
11 Estonia 9,26 -8 (3)   101 Lebanon 30,15 -8 (93)
12 Austria 9,40 -7 (5)   102 Albania 30,88 -6 (96)
13 Jamaica 9,88 +3 (16)   103 Maldives 31,10 -30 (73)
14 Switzerland 9,94 -6 (8)   104 Uganda 31,69 +35 (139)
15 Ireland 10,06 0 (15)   105 Peru 31,87 +10 (115)
16 Czech Republic 10,17 -2 (14)   106 Kyrgyzstan 32,20 +2 (108)
17 Germany 10,24 -1 (16)   107 Fiji 32,69 +10 (117)
18 Costa Rica 12,08 +1 (19)   108 Brazil 32,75 -9 (99)
19 Namibia 12,50 +1 (20)   109 Bolivia 32,80 -1 (108)
20 Canada 12,69 -10 (10)   110 Qatar 32,86 +4 (114)
21 Belgium 12,94 -1 (20)   111 Panama 32,95 +2 (113)
22 Poland 13,11 +2 (24)   112 Israel 32,97 -20 (92)
23 Slovakia 13,25 +2 (25)   113 Montenegro 32,97 -6 (107)
24 Cyprus 13,83 -8 (16)   114 United Arab Emirates 33,49 -2 (112)
25 Cape Verde 14,33 -16 (9)   115 Nigeria 34,11 +11 (126)
26 Australia 15,24 +4 (30)   116 Republic of Macedonia 34,27 -22 (94)
27 Uruguay 15,92 +5 (32)   117 Venezuela 34,44 0 (117)
28 Portugal 16,75 +5 (33)   118 Nepal 34,61 -12 (106)
29 United Kingdom 16,89 -1 (28)   119 Ecuador 34,69 -15 (104)
30 Ghana 17,27 +11 (41)   120 Cameroon 34,78 -23 (97)
31 Suriname 18,19 -9 (22)   121 Chad 34,87 -18 (103)
32 United States 18,22 +15 (47)   122 Brunei 35,45 +3 (125)
33 Lithuania 18,24 -3 (30)   123 Tajikistan 35,71 -1 (122)
34 OECS 19,72 -9 (25)   124 South Sudan 36,20 -13 (111)
35 Slovenia 20,49 +1 (36)   125 Algeria 36,54 -3 (122)
36 Spain 20,50 +3 (39)   126 Ukraine 36,79 -10 (116)
37 France 21,60 +1 (38)   127 Honduras 36,92 +8 (135)
38 El Salvador 22,86 -1 (37)   128 Afghanistan 37,36 +22 (150)
39 Latvia 22,89 +11 (50)   129 Colombia 37,48 +14 (143)
40 Botswana 22,91 +2 (42)   130 Angola 37,80 +2 (132)
41 Papua New Guinea 22,97 -6 (35)   131 Libya 37,86 +23 (154)
42 Romania 23,05 +5 (47)   132 Burundi 38,02 -2 (130)
43 Niger 23,08 -14 (29)   133 Zimbabwe 38,12 -16 (117)
44 Trinidad and Tobago 23,12 +6 (50)   134 Jordan 38,47 -6 (128)
45 Malta 23,30 +13 (58)   135 Thailand 38,60 +2 (137)
46 Burkina Faso 23,70 +22 (68)   136 Morocco 39,04 +2 (138)
47 Taiwan 23,82 -2 (45)   137 Ethiopia 39,57 -10 (127)
48 Samoa 23,84 +6 (54)   138 Tunisia 39,93 -4 (134)
49 Haiti 24,09 +3 (52)   139 Indonesia 41,05 +7 (146)
50 South Korea 24,48 -6 (44)   140 India 41,22 -9 (131)
51 Comoros 24,52 -6 (45)   141 Oman 41,51 -24 (117)
52 South Africa 24,56 -10 (42)   142 DR Congo 41,66 +3 (145)
53 Japan 25,17 -31 (22)   143 Cambodia 41,81 -26 (117)
54 Argentina 25,67 -7 (47)   144 Bangladesh 42,01 -15 (129)
55 Moldova 26,01 -2 (53)   145 Malaysia 42,73 -23 (122)
56 Hungary 26,09 -16 (40)   146 Palestine 43,09 +7 (153)
57 Italy 26,11 +4 (61)   147 Philippines 43,11 -7 (140)
58 Hong Kong 26,16 -4 (54)   148 Russia 43,42 -6 (142)
59 Senegal 26,19 +16 (75)   149 Singapore 43,43 -14 (135)
60 Chile 26,24 +20 (80)   150 Iraq 44,67 +2 (152)
61 Sierra Leone 26,35 +2 (63)   151 Burma 44,71 +18 (169)
62 Mauritius 26,47 -8 (54)   152 Gambia 45,09 -11 (141)
63 Serbia 26,59 +17 (80)   153 Mexico 45,30 -4 (149)
64 Croatia 26,61 +4 (68)   154 Turkey 46,56 -6 (148)
65 Central African Republic 26,61 -3 (62)   155 Swaziland 46,76 -11 (144)
66 Tonga 26,70 -3 (63)   156 Azerbaijan 47,73 +6 (162)
67 Mauritania 26,76 0 (67)   157 Belarus 48,35 +11 (168)
68 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26,86 -10 (58)   158 Egypt 48,66 +8 (166)
69 Guyana 27,08 -11 (58)   159 Pakistan 51,31 -8 (151)
70 Tanzania 27,34 -36 (34)   160 Kazakhstan 55,08 -6 (154)
71 Kenya 27,80 +13 (84)   161 Rwanda 55,46 -5 (156)
72 Zambia 27,93 +14 (86)   162 Sri Lanka 56,59 +1 (163)
73 Mozambique 28,01 -7 (66)   163 Saudi Arabia 56,88 -5 (158)
74 Armenia 28,04 +3 (77)   164 Uzbekistan 60,39 -7 (157)
75 Malawi 28,18 +71 (146)   165 Bahrain 62,75 +8 (173)
76 Republic of the Congo 28,20 +14 (90)   166 Equatorial Guinea 67,20 -5 (161)
77 Kuwait 28,28 +1 (78)   167 Djibouti 67,40 -8 (159)
78 Nicaragua 28,31 -6 (72)   168 Laos 67,99 -3 (165)
79 Benin 28,33 +12 (91)   169 Yemen 69,22 +2 (171)
80 Dominican Republic 28,34 +15 (95)   170 Sudan 70,06 0 (170)
81 Lesotho 28,36 -18 (63)   171 Cuba 71,64 -4 (167)
82 Bhutan 28,42 -12 (70)   172 Viet Nam 71,78 0 (172)
83 Togo 28,45 -4 (79)   173 China 73,07 +1 (174)
84 Greece 28,46 -14 (70)   174 Iran 73,40 +1 (175)
85 Kosovo 28,47 +1 (86)   175 Somalia 73,59 -11 (164)
86 Guinea 28,49 0 (86)   176 Syria 78,53 0 (176)
87 Bulgaria 28,58 -7 (80)   177 Turkmenistan 79,14 0 (177)
88 Madagascar 28,62 -4 (84)   178 North Korea 83,90 0 (178)
89 Gabon 28,69 +12 (101)   179 Eritrea 84,83 0 (179)
90 East Timor 28,72 -4 (86)          

  

February 01, 2013
Update: February 13, 2014


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