Freedom in Countries by Sara Piccolomini

The visualization explores the levels of freedom in countries according to Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s flagship publication, that is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties.

Each country is assigned a numerical rating – from 1 to 7 – for civil liberties, with 1 representing the most free and 7 the least free. The degrees of freedom in expression and belief (the gap varies from 0, no freedom, to 16, complete freedom) is visualized with a circular histogram and the number of newspapers for each country is reported near the name of the country (