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.

Published by David Kirk

The opinions expressed on this site are those of the author and other commenters and are not necessarily those of his employer or any other organisation. David Kirk runs Milliman’s actuarial consulting practice in Africa. He is an actuary and is the creator of New Business Margin on Revenue. He specialises in risk and capital management, regulatory change and insurance strategy . He also has extensive experience in embedded value reporting, insurance-related IFRS and share option valuation.