Freedom House's annual press freedom survey has tracked trends in media freedom worldwide since 1980. Covering 194 countries and territories, Freedom of the Press 2005 provides comparative rankings and examines the legal environment for the media, political pressures that influence reporting, and economic factors that affect access to information. The survey is the most authoritative assessment of media freedom around the world. Its findings are widely utilized by policymakers, scholars, press freedom advocates, journalists, and international institutions.
Freedom House is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports democratic change, monitors freedom, and advocates for democracy and human rights.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 The Survey Team Chapter 3 Survey Methodology Chapter 4 Press Freedom in 2004 Chapter 5 Global and Regional Tables Chapter 6 Country Reports and Ratings Chapter 7 Freedom House Board of Trustees Chapter 8 About Freedom House