Article 19 Global Expression report: Freedom of expression declining globally
Article 19 releases a Global Expression Report annually, tracking the right to freedom of expression and information across 161 countries using 25 indicators to create a score between 0 and 100 for every country.
The 2022 report, published in June, reveals a downward trend, indicating that about 15% of the global population live with less freedom of expression – where they can seek, receive, or share information freely and safely, than they did a decade ago.
In this year’s report, Article 19 highlights the changes over three time periods: the past year (2020–2021), the last 5 years (2016–2021), and the last 10 years (2011–2021). Their global view reveals that all regional scores are either declining or have remained stagnant