Ukraine has found itself sharing the 130th place with South Sudan in the Press

Freedom in 2011 survey conducted by the US-based Freedom House NGO.

“Ukraine’s score fell from 56 to 59 points as a result of growing government

control over the media,” reads the survey published by Freedom House on May 1.

In this rating, Ukraine is at the tail of a group of 72 countries rated partly free it

terms of press freedom.

Of the 197 countries and territories assessed during 2011, a total of 66 (33.5%)

were rated Free, 72 (36.5%) were rated Partly Free, and 59 (30%) were rated Not


The leaders in terms of the freedom of speech are Finland, Norway, Sweden and


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