Head of Freedom House: Kyrgyzstan still belongs to "partly free countries" with "not free" media
Bishkek, July 24 / Kabar /. Kyrgyzstan still belongs to "partly free countries" in the sphere of political rights and to "unfree" in the sphere of media. Director of an independent human rights organization «Freedom House» David Kremer told today at a meeting with Kyrgyz activists.
According to his words, despite the fact that Kyrgyzstan has chosen a parliamentary form of government and the first peaceful transfer of power was held in the region, it still remains in the list of the worst on protection of rights and interests of citizens. "Some transformations taking place in the country is commendable, but there are some problems in public administration, without solution of which it is not be able to build democracy", said D. Kremer.
The human rights activist said that he hopes for positive developments in Kyrgyzstan in the field of political rights and freedoms of citizens and noted that the experts of «Freedom House» will continue to monitor their progress.
Freedom House ranks 197 countries to three categories: countries with a free press, partly free and not free.
The top five countries with the freest media in the ranking of 2012 is as follows - Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark.
The most unfree countries are Belarus, Eritrea, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. North Korea is on the lat lace in this category.
Also, «Freedom House» not found media freedom in Kazakhstan and Russia.