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