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Moldova advances in world Press Freedom Index

18:18 | 29.03.2023 Category: Social

Chisinau, 29 March /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova is on the 40th position out of 180 ones in the Press Freedom Index in the world, up by 49 points against 2021, the Audiovisual Council (CA) said today.  

According to the institution, Moldova got a score of 73.47 points out of the maximal one of 100 points, against 68.39 ones in 2022.  

The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries compiled and published by Reporters Without Borders (RWB). The goal is to compare the level of press freedom enjoyed by the journalists and media institutions from 180 countries.  

A string of factors are analyzed when giving the score: political context, legal framework, economic and socio-cultural context, as well as the safety of journalists in each country.  

The points given are based on the definition of the press freedom, formulated by RWB and its experts. ‘’ The freedom of press is defined as the ability of journalists, as individuals and collectivities, to select, produce and spread pieces of news in public interest, no matter the political, economic, legal or social interferences and in the absence of threats to their physical and psychic safety,’’ CA added.    

The Scandinavian countries are on the first three positions on this ranking: Norway (92.65 points), Denmark (90.27 points) and Sweden (88.84 points).  

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