South Africa 7th most free internet

Freedom House has released a survey of internet freedom around the world.

Freedom House is, according to themselves.

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world.

South Africa does well, perhaps not unexpectedly, in the rankings coming in at 7th from a long list of countries. Up at number 1 is Estonia, then USA, Germany, Australia, the UK, Italy and then South Africa. China, Cuba, Burma and Iran take pride of place at the end of the rankings.

What’s interesting from the full South Africa internet freedom report is the “Press Freedom Status: Partly Free”.  Also perhaps not surprising but certainly disappointing.