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Freedom House: Media Remains 'Partly Free' in Georgia
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 29 Apr.'10 / 23:24

Georgia's ranking in an annual survey of global press freedom released by Freedom House on April 27 remained "partly free."

Each of the 196 countries and territories examined in the survey are assigned a rating between 0 and 100 with countries scoring from 0 to 30 are given status of having "Free" media; from 31 to 60 - "Partly Free" and 61 to 100 - "Not Free".

The survey, which covers 2009, ranks Georgia 126th with rating of 59. Georgia's ranking in previous survey by Freedom House, covering 2008, was 128th with rating of 60.

2 of the 12 former non-Baltic former Soviet states - Georgia and Ukraine - are ranked as "Partly Free", others have been assigned to "Not Free" category.

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