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Ranking Index 2019

Below you can download the two ranked lists of all countries featured in the Report as at October 2019, when the 2019 edition of the Freedom of Thought Report is published. The ranking index is an extension of our Ratings System. The base score for each country is calculated by […]

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Boundary condition changes

Boundary condition changes in 2019 Angola Added information on Catholic influences with serious human rights concerns. Applied level-4 condition: “Systemic religious privilege results in significant social discrimination”. Therefore removed the superceded null condition in the “Society” strand. Botswana Added interview and testimony on social situation. Applied level-2 condition: “Localised or […]

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Ranking Index 2018

The following are two ranked lists of all countries featured in the Report as at October 2018, when the 2018 edition of the Freedom of Thought Report is published. The ranking index is an extension of our Ratings System. The base score for each country is calculated by adding how […]

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Editorial Introduction

Editorial Introduction to the 2019 edition By Bob Churchill Bob Churchill is Editor of the Freedom of Thought Report and Director of Communications and Campaigns at Humanists International The push to abolish ‘blasphemy’ laws is proceeding apace in many western countries. This is a trend that must be welcomed as […]

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Preface

Preface to the 2019 edition By Andrew Copson Andrew Copson is President of Humanists International Laws against ‘apostasy’ and ‘blasphemy’ always violate the human rights to freedom of thought and freedom of expression. They also remain one of the most egregious forms of legal discrimination against the non-religious, as well […]

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Foreword

Foreword to the 2019 edition By Mohamed Hisham Nofal I am Mohamed, a human rights and LGBT rights activist. I am also an electrical engineer by profession. Currently, I live in Germany after escaping my home country Egypt for practising my fundamental right of freedom of speech. Back in Cairo, February […]

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Preview of the 2017 edition

EMBARGOED FOR 5 DECEMBER 2017 – 00:01 (GMT) This page is not navigable from the site menu and is only made available for press contacts prior to the launch of the Report. A preview of The Freedom of Thought Report 2017 “Key Countries” edition is available for press contacts: > Download the preview […]

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Our new Online Edition launched at European Parliament

Today in Brussels we launched the fifth edition of the Freedom of Thought Report. And in a huge change this year the report is no longer primarily a downloadable PDF. We have been busy building an online system so that each country in the world now has its own individual […]

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Credits

Editor Bob Churchill For the 2018 Edition — Volunteer researchers Nia Hamedi Jason Nicholas Lawrence Rickard Angelos Sofocleous Chinweike Gloria Somtochi Avilia Zavarella and one anonymous contributor For the 2018 Edition — Volunteer researchers Elisa Conti Mariam Sorour For the 2017 Edition — Volunteer researchers Jason Nicholas Dharini Samarasinha Thomas Turnbull For the 2016 […]

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