The Global Expression Report is an annual look at the rights to freedom of expression and information across the world. The data, the GxR metric, tracks freedom of expression across 161 countries via 25 indicators to create a score between 0 and 100 for every country. That score places it in an expression category.
The report measures the freedom of everyone – not just journalists or activists – to express, communicate, and participate. How free is each and every person to post online, take to the streets, investigate, and access the information we need to hold power-holders to account? And can we exercise those rights without fear of harassment, legal repercussions, or violence?
The 2022 report underlines that expression continues its steady downwards shift with the global score declining significantly since 2011.