Dec 30, 2009

The Freedom House Reports

This watchdog organization (defined as non-governmental – although it receives 66% of its budget from the U.S. government) publishes an annual report evaluating the degree of perceived democratic freedoms in each country. Freedom in the World 2009 Report measures “electoral democracies” (competitive, multiparty political system; universal adult suffrage; regularly contested elections; significant public access of major political parties to the electorate through the media). The Freedom of the Press 2009 Report assesses the editorial independence level of the press in every nation.