Estonia Given Modest Spot in Internet Freedom Ranking

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11/22/2013 4:21 PM
Category: Sci-Tech

The World Wide Web Foundation has ranked Estonia 18th in its Internet freedom index, out of 81 countries.

Estonia has previously been noted for scoring close to No. 1 in freedom of expression and Internet freedom rankings. Last month, Estonia was ranked second in Internet freedom by the human rights group FreedomHouse, having been first the previous year.

Evaluators looked at the overall accessibility, transparency, freedom, content and impact of the Internet in each of the countries.

For the second year that the index has been compiled, Sweden ranked first. It was followed by Norway, the UK, the US, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, France and South Korea.

Russia ranked 41st. Latvia and Lithuania were not assessed. The list finished off with Yemen.

Estonia was not included in the list last year.


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