LatestExplore all stories
Global Expression Report
The Global Expression Report is a global, data-informed, annual look at freedom of expression worldwide. The report tracks freedom of expression across the world, reflecting not only the rights of journalists and civil society but also how much space there is for each of us – as individuals and members of organisations – to express and communicate; how free each and every person is to post online, to march, to research, and to access the information we need to participate in society and hold those with power to account.
This report covers expression’s many faces: from street protest to social media posts; from the right to information to the right to express political dissent, organise, offend, or make jokes. It also looks at the right to express without fear of harassment, legal repercussions, or violence.
The new edition of GxR is now available. Covering 161 countries, we use 25 indicators to create an overall freedom of expression score for every country, on a scale of 1 to 100. See how far your country protects freedom of expression for all.
Coronavirus: Impacts on freedom of expression
The global Coronavirus pandemic has had a life changing impact on people around the world. Since the virus was first discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019, it has infected at least 140 million people, killed at least 3 million and many countries are either in, or bracing for a third wave of infections.