The American non-governmental organisation Freedom House has reissued a report on the level of freedom in the countries of the world. While it points out that for the 15th year in a row there has been a decline in the level of freedom around the world, the data are extremely favourable for Slovenia. Namely, Slovenia scored 95 points on the scale by which they measure the level of freedom, which is the best result since 2017.
According to the latest data, the number of countries where the state of freedom has deteriorated is higher than those where the situation has improved. This difference was greatest after 2006, when they began to observe a declining trend of freedom around the world.
Nearly 75 percent of people lived in countries where the situation worsened last year. In China, there has been an intensification of the global spread of disinformation and censorship campaigns to address the poor management of the new coronavirus outbreak, which has hampered a rapid global response to the threat. Regarding China, they also point out the suppression of human rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. According to the point scale, the least free country is Syria with one point, followed by South Sudan, Eritrea, and Turkmenistan with two points each.
What do the main critics say about this?
Finland, Norway, and Sweden are at the top of the list of the freest countries with 100 points each. Slovenia was awarded 95 points. The increase in the level of freedom in Slovenia refutes the claims of the opposition (SD, LMŠ, Levica, and SAB) that there has been a decline in freedom in Slovenia in the last year.