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Kyrgyzstan among countries with not free press again

The international organization Freedom House has published an annual rating «Freedom of the press 2017. It includes 199 countries.

According to the report, Kyrgyzstan was ranked as «not free» country and scored 67 points out of 100 (like in 2016). The rating is evaluated on a 100-point scale, the higher the overall score, the worse is the country's situation.

The best scores have Norway (8 points), Sweden (11 points), Netherlands (11 points), Belgium, Denmark, Finland (all 12 points), Switzerland (13 points) and Iceland (15 points).

The top ten countries with the worst indicators include North Korea (98 points out of 100), Turkmenistan (98 points), Uzbekistan (95 points), Crimea (94 points), Eritrea (94 points), Cuba (91 points), Equatorial Guinea (91 points Score), Azerbaijan, Iran and Syria (all — 90 points each).

Recall, according to the «Press Freedom Index 2017» of the international non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders, Kyrgyzstan lost its position. According to the results of the study, in 2016 the Kyrgyz Republic took 89th place (30.92 points), having lost 4 positions (85th place in 2015). Nevertheless, the freedom of the press in Kyrgyzstan remains the highest in Central Asia.