The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria that include media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, and the legislative, institutional and infrastructural environment in which the media operate. The 2015 World Press Freedom Index highlights the worldwide deterioration in freedom of information in 2014. Beset by wars, the growing threat from non-state operatives, violence during demonstrations and the economic crisis, media freedom is in retreat on all five continents.The annual global indicator, which measures the overall level of violations of freedom of information in 180 countries year by year, has risen to 3,719, an 8 percent increase over 2014 and almost 10 percent compared with 2013. The decline affected all continents for the third year in a row. Read more here.
Let's see how the Eurovision countries feature. Finland keeps its global number one place for the fifth year in a row, followed by Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. The bottom three is Russia (152.), Belarus (157.) and Azerbaijan (162.). Check out the full ranking and the map here.