Status: Free
Legal Environment: 6
Political Influences: 1
Economic Pressures: 2
Total Score: 9

Population: n/a
GNI/capita: n/a
Life Expectancy: 78
Religious Groups: n/a
Ethnic Groups: Norwegian, Finnish, Lapp (Saami) minority
Capital: Oslo

The constitution guarantees freedom of the press. Many newspapers are subsidized by the government in order to promote political pluralism. Most papers are privately owned and highly partisan. "Insulting" the flag or country may draw a prison term, as would defamation of the king or regent. No cases have been reported, however. Norway has one of the world's highest rates of Internet users per capita.

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