Media Freedom Navigator

Media Freedom Indices at a Glance

Media Freedom Navigator

Media Freedom Indices at a Glance

INTRO

Media Freedom Navigator provides an overview of different media freedom indices. Navigate the map in order to access media freedom data for each country and background information on each index. For reading material, examine the resources section.

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INTRO

Media Freedom Navigator provides an overview of different media freedom indices. Navigate the map in order to access media freedom data for each country and background information on each index. For reading material, examine the resources section.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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RESOURCES

FREEDOM HOUSE


Freedom of the Press 2015

Get Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press report, the Map of Press Freedom, press releases and additional information.


Freedom House website

IREX


Media Sustainability Index (MSI)

Get reports on media sustainability in different regions and detailed chapters on over 80 countries as well as additional information on the index.


IREX website

FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG


African Media Barometer country reports

Get detailed reports on 30 African countries.


Asian Media Barometer country reports

Get detailed reports on 8 Asian countries.


Balkan Media Barometer country reports

Get detailed reports on 3 European countries.


Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s fesmedia website

Get information on Friedrich Evert Stiftung's media program.

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS


World Press Freedom Index 2015

Get Reporters Without Borders’ 2015 report on the Index, the NGO’s
 map on Freedom of the Press worldwide and further information.


Reporters Without Borders website

UNESCO


Media Development Indicators (MDIs)

Get detailed country reports on media development, according to UNESCO’S 
MDI framework.


UNESCO website

UNDP


Human Development Index (HDI)

Get the current HDI-report, FAQs, additional data and further information.


OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS


Right2INFO

Get more information on legal frameworks for the right to information on the
 Right2INFO website created by Open Society Justice Initiative.


Open Society Foundations media & information website

ABOUT

Media Freedom Navigator

Media Freedom Navigator is an online tool providing information on media freedom throughout the world. It brings together five important media freedom assessments, carried out by the organizations Freedom House, Reporters Without Borders, IREX, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and UNESCO. In addition, UNDP’s Human Development Index is referenced. The online tool aims to contribute to a better understanding of media freedom measurement. It therefore provides background information on the methodology and practice of each assessment, as well as on the respective organization. Media Freedom Navigator was realized by DW Akademie.

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The map used by Media Freedom Navigator is a plug-in provided by highcharts.com. Territorial boundaries do not necessarily reflect the view of DW Akademie. In order to access data on the Palestinian Territories, please use the menu on the bottom right of the map.

DW Akademie

DW Akademie is Germany’s leading organization for international media development. It supports the development of free and transparent media systems, quality journalism and expertise. DW Akademie helps countries rebuild their media sector following crises and conflicts, and contributes internationally to the training of media professionals.


THE GUIDEBOOK

Media Freedom Navigator is based on the 2014 guidebook “Media Freedom Indices – What they tell us and what they don’t” by DW Akademie project manager Laura Schneider. The guidebook contains detailed information on the different indices’ backgrounds, methodologies, strengths and weaknesses.

Get “Media Freedom Indices – What they tell us and what they don’t. A Practical Guidebook” as pdf.


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