Report: Only 15% of the world enjoys free expression of information-Chosun Ilbo: Daily News from South Korea

According to a UK-based group, the latest research on the right to freedom of speech worldwide shows that only 15% of the world’s population is free to receive and share information. ..

Article 19, an international human rights organization, is a 2022 global expression report in which 80% of the world’s population is expressed in authoritarian countries such as China, Myanmar and Russia, and in democracies such as Brazil and India. He states that he is living a life with little freedom. More than 10 years ago.

Authoritarian regimes and rulers continue to tighten control over what their population sees, hears, and says, according to the report.

While referring to Brazil’s President Jail Borsonaro, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the report exercises the ultimate authority over the “identities, information and opinions of hundreds of millions of people.” The Chinese government has been selected as “done.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak at the National Awards Ceremony on June 12, 2022, while celebrating Russia Day in the Moscow Kremlin, Russia. / AP

The annual report is 161 to measure the freedom of each person to express, communicate and participate in society, using 25 indicators, without fear of harassment, legal consequences or violence. I am investigating freedom of speech across countries. Create a score from 0 to 100 for each country.

In this year’s report, Denmark and Switzerland each rank top in the world with 96 points. Norway and Sweden each have 94 points, and Estonia and Finland both have 93 points. According to the survey, the top 10 most open countries are Europe.

Article 19 ranks North Korea as the most oppressive country in the world with a score of zero. Eritrea, Syria and Turkmenistan scored 1 and Belarus, China and Cuba scored 2.

The United States was ranked 30th on the scale. In 2011, I was 9th in the world. The United States was ranked last in the open expression category with a 9-point drop in score. It was ranked as the lowest quartile in the world in 2021 by the scores of social group equality of civil liberties, political and social polarization, and political violence.

In the last two decades, freedom of speech has shifted dramatically downwards around the world, according to the report. Many of these occur as a result of seize power and coups, but in many countries erosion of rights is often seen under the leadership of democratically elected populists.

Article 19 is named after the article on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. This right includes the freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and convey information and ideas. To the frontier through all media. Regardless.”

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