Lebanon’s score hasn’t changed for the past 3 years and is still 53, which is a bad thing of course. Nevertheless, it remains the best country in the Middle East followed by Kuwait with a score of 59.

You can check out the full report [Here].

The Freedom of the Press report measures the level of media independence in 197 countries and territories. Each country receives a numerical score from 0 (the most free) to 100 (the least free) on the basis of combined scores from three subcategories: the legal environment (A), the political environment (B), and the economic environment (C). For each category, a lower number of points is allotted for a more free situation, while a higher number of points is allotted for a less free environment.