Freedom in the World is Freedom House’s flagship annual report, assessing the condition of political rights and civil liberties around the world. It is composed of numerical ratings and supporting descriptive texts for many countries. Freedom in the World has been published since 1973, allowing Freedom House to track global trends in freedom over more than 40 years. It has become the most widely read and cited report of its kind, used on a regular basis by policymakers, journalists, academics, activists, and many others.
Variables converted from character to numeric as follow:Variables under consideration are top 3 vars i.e. Status, print and Broadcast
1 = Free (F)
2 = Partly Free (PF)
3 = Not Free (NF)
Under source it values are present like: "F" , "PF" and "NF"
Note:- Date range has been considered as follow:
Jan.1981-Aug.1982 is considered as 1982
Aug.1982-Nov.1983 is considered as 1983
Nov.1983-Nov.1984 is considered as 1984
Nov.1984-Nov.1985 is considered as 1985
Nov.1985-Nov.1986 is considered as 1986
Nov.1986-Nov.1987 is considered as 1987
About Freedom of the press:
Freedom of the Press, an annual report on media independence around the world which assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and digital media freedom in 199 countries and territories. Published since 1980, it provides numerical scores and country narratives evaluating the legal environment for the media, political pressures that influence reporting, and economic factors that affect access to news and information. Freedom of the Press is the most comprehensive data set available on global media freedom and serves as a key resource for policymakers, international institutions, journalists, activists, and scholars worldwide.
Data cited at: Heritage Foundation
Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals are free to work, produce, consume, and invest in any way they please, with that freedom both protected by the state and unconstrained by the state. In economically free societies, governments allow labor, capital and goods to move freely, and refrain from coercion or constraint of liberty beyond the extent necessary to protect and maintain liberty itself.
Economic Freedom Scores: Range and level of freedom
70–79.9:- Mostly Free
60–69.9:- Moderately Free
50–59.9:- Mostly Unfree