Still showing great concern for press freedom

Norway has for years been at or near the top of all democracy and free speech rankings. In 2020, Norway’s parliamentarians asked the government to issue an annual assessment of the state of freedom of expression and press freedom. And a new media responsibility law that took effect in 2020, which defines journalists’ freedoms and responsibilities, is universally regarded as a major achievement for press freedom. To some extent, the Covid-19 pandemic has undermined relations between media and authorities. Some media representatives have criticised the lack of access to important information, and even reporting restrictions that have affected coverage of the pandemic.

in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index



1 in 2020

Global score


7.84 in 2020

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2022
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2022
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2022
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