Europe & Eurasia

This region draws the poorest ratings in the world from Freedom House. No country is rated free, and only two (Georgia and Moldova) are rated partly free. The remaining 10 are rated not free. “It is notable that three of the eight worst press freedom abusers¬—Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan--are found in Eurasia,” Freedom House says. Reporters Without Borders puts four countries in the category of having noticeable problems and all the rest as being in difficult or very serious situations.