Ukraine, South Sudan share place in Freedom House’s press freedom rating

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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