Freedom House, based in the United States, estimates that Albania and Kosovo are among the countries with partial media freedom.
In the report of this organization, released on Friday, Kosovo ranks 96th with 48 points, just like a year ago, while Albania is in 103th place with 51 points, unlike the 106th place ranked one year ago.The zero point rate is the most positive result, while the 100 is the worst result.
In the region, Croatia is in the 76 th place, Montenegro in 84th place, Serbia in 98th place, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 103rd place.
The worst listed is Macedonia, in the 139th place, ranked among the countries with low level of free media.
The organization's report states that world media freedom has fallen to the lowest point in the last 13 years due to unprecedented threats to journalists and media organizations, increased authoritarian intervention by states and actions of Russia and China to increase influence Beyond their borders.
According to Freedom House, only 13 percent of the world's population enjoys free media, respectively an environment where political coverage is strong, journalists' security is guaranteed, state intervention is minimal and the press is not subject to severe pressures Legal or economic.
The report says that 42 percent of the population enjoys partial freedom of the media, while 45 percent live in countries with not free media.
Among the countries that have suffered the worst in ratings from 0 to 100 points are: Poland with 6 points, Turkey with 5, Burundi with 5, Hungary with 4, Bolivia with 4, Serbia with 4 and Democratic Republic of Congo with 4 points.
The ten with most worst countries are Azerbaijan, Crimea, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan./Oculus News
Albania and Kosovo with partial media freedom according Freedom House Friday, April 28, 2017 Rating: