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Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. Freedom House analyze the challenges to freedom, advocate for greater political rights and civil liberties, and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change. Founded in 1941, Freedom House was the first American organization to champion the advancement of freedom globally.
Countries at the Crossroads is an annual analysis of government performance in 70 strategically important countries worldwide that are at a critical crossroads in determining their political future. The in-depth comparative assessments and quantitative ratings – examining government accountability, civil liberties, rule of law, and anticorruption and transparency efforts – are intended to help international policymakers identify areas of progress, as well as to highlight areas of concern that could be addressed in diplomatic efforts and reform assistance.The Crossroads project has generated far-reaching interest since its inception in 2004. Increased attention to the relationship between competent governance and respect for civil and political rights means that scholars and policymakers require sophisticated tools to help place the performance of various governments in perspective. Crossroads helps ground this analysis by providing indispensable quantitative assessment that allows for comparison over time, as well as detailed narrative reports that provide real-world context.A new edition of Crossroads is published each year, with half the set of countries analyzed in odd years and the other half in even years. Crossroads reports are written and evaluated by some of the most prominent independent experts available for each country.
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.
Freedom on the Net measures the subtle and not-so-subtle ways that governments and non-state actors around the world restrict our intrinsic rights online.
Freedom on the Net scores are based on a scale of 0 to 100 with 0 representing the best level of freedom on the net progress and 100 the worst.
1)The 2017 ratings reflect the period of June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017
2)The 2016 ratings reflect the period of June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016.
3)The 2015 ratings reflect the period January 1 through December 31, 2014.
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