WEF survey ranks Macedonia 102nd in terms of press freedom.

By bne IntelliNews April 13, 2011
Macedonia has been ranked 102nd out of 138 countries in terms of freedom of the press, according to one of the results of the Executive Opinion Survey conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The survey questions ask for responses on a scale of 1 to 7, and for this particular variable 1 meant totally restricted press, while 7 indicated completely free press. Macedonia's 2009-2010 weighted average score was 4.14, which compares with 6.91 for Denmark, the best ranked country. Other countries from SEE compared favourably with Macedonia, with their standing being as follows: Slovenia (rank 77th, score 4.77), Montenegro (78th, 4.75), Bosnia and Herzegovina (88th, 4.39), Croatia (92nd, 4.32), Serbia (97th, 4.26), Bulgaria (98th, 4.2) and Albania (100th, 4.17).

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