Freedom House Ranks Bahrain 156 in the Freedom of the Press

In its annual report issued on 1st May, the Freedom House organization included Bahrain in its list of ‘not-free’ countries, i.e. countries lack freedom of press. According to its own indicators, the organization has ranked Bahrain 156 in freedom of press, jointly with the Sultanate of Oman. The report featured 195 countries worldwide. The list of ‘not-free’ countries, totaling 64 countries, includes Libya, Algeria, Jordon, Tunisia, Iran, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The list of ‘not-free’ countries represents 33%, ‘partly-free’ countries represents 31%, while ‘free’ countries represents 36%