Topics Freedom of press

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Grants individuals, especially journalists and publishers, the right to free expression through all forms of media. In many jurisdictions this includes a protection against prior censorship.


Rights and Duties


communications; media; telecommunications

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution prohibit censorship?
  • Does the constitution provide for freedom of the press?