Afghanistan

Hamid Karzai
President of AFGHANISTAN since 2004
Afghanistan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 130
Albania

Sali Berisha
Prime Minister of ALBANIA since 2005
Albania's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 80
Algeria

Ahmed Ouyahia
Prime Minister of ALGERIA since 2008
Algeria's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 126
Angola

Fernando Da Piedade Dias Dos Santos
Prime Minister of ANGOLA since 2002
Angola's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 91
Argentina

Cristina Fernández De Kirchner
President of ARGENTINA since 2007
Argentina's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 76
Armenia

Tigran Sargsyan
Prime Minister of ARMENIA since 2008
Armenia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 101
Australia

Kevin Rudd
Prime Minister of AUSTRALIA since 2007
Australia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 35
Austria

Alfred Gusenbauer
Chancellor of AUSTRIA since 2007
Austria's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 16
Azerbaijan

Artur Rasizade
Prime Minister of AZERBAIJAN since 1996
Azerbaijan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 135
Bahrain

Khalifa Ibn Salman Al Khalifa
Prime Minister of BAHRAIN since 1970
Bahrain's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 111
Bangladesh

Fakhruddin Ahmed
Prime Minister of BANGLADESH since 2007
Bangladesh's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 137
Belarus

Sergey Sidorsky
Prime Minister of BELARUS since 2003
Belarus's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 151
Belgium

Yves Camille Désiré Leterme
Prime Minister of BELGIUM since 2008
Belgium's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 14
Benin

Yayi Boni
President of BENIN since 2006
Benin's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 23
Bhutan

Jigme Yoser Thinley
Prime Minister of BHUTAN since 2008
Bhutan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 98
Bolivia

Evo Morales
President of BOLIVIA since 2006
Bolivia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 16
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nikola Špirić
Prime Minister of BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA since 2007
Bosnia and Herzegovina's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 19
Botswana

Seretse Khama Ian Khama
President of BOTSWANA since 2008
Botswana's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 53
Brazil

Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva
President of BRAZIL since 2003
Brazil's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 75
Bulgaria

Sergey Dmitrievich Stanishev
Prime Minister of BULGARIA since 2005
Bulgaria's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 35
Burkina Faso

Tertius Zongo
Prime Minister of BURKINA FASO since 2007
Burkina Faso's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 70
Burundi

Pierre Nkurunziza
President of BURUNDI since 2005
Burundi's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 125
Cambodia

Hun Sen
Prime Minister of CAMBODIA since 1993
Cambodia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 108
Cameroon

Ephraïm Inoni
Prime Minister of CAMEROON since 2004
Cameroon's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 112
Canada

Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of CANADA since 2006
Canada's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 16
Cape Verde

José Maria Neves
Prime Minister of CAPE VERDE since 2001
Cape Verde's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 45
Central African Republic

Faustin-Archange Touadéra
Prime Minister of CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC since 2008
Central African Republic's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 62
Chad

Youssouf Saleh Abbas
Prime Minister of CHAD since 2008
Chad's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 124
Chile

Michelle Bachelet
President of CHILE since 2006
Chile's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 49
China

Wen Jiabao
Premier of CHINA since 2003
China's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 163
Colombia

ÁLvaro Uribe
President of COLOMBIA since 2002
Colombia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 131
Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Antoine Gizenga
Prime Minister of CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE since 2006
Congo, Democratic Republic of the's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 142
Congo, Republic of the

Denis Sassou Nguesso
President of CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE since 1997
Congo, Republic of the's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 73
Costa Rica

Óscar Arias
President of COSTA RICA since 2006
Costa Rica's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 29
Croatia

Ivo Sanader
Prime Minister of CROATIA since 2003
Croatia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 53
Cuba

Raúl Castro
Prime Minister of CUBA since 2008
Cuba's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 165
Cyprus

Dimitris Christofias
President of CYPRUS since 2008
Cyprus's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 30
Czech Republic

Mirek Topolánek
Prime Minister of CZECH REPUBLIC since 2006
Czech Republic's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 5
Denmark

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Prime Minister of DENMARK since 2001
Denmark's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 19
Dominican Republic

Leonel Fernã¡ndez
President of DOMINICAN REPUBLIC since 2004
Dominican Republic's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 52
East Timor

Xanana Gusmão
Prime Minister of EAST TIMOR since 2007
East Timor's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 83
Ecuador

Rafael Correa
President of ECUADOR since 2007
Ecuador's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 68
Egypt

Ahmed Nazif
Prime Minister of EGYPT since 2004
Egypt's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 133
El Salvador

Antonio Saca
President of EL SALVADOR since 2004
El Salvador's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 41
Equatorial Guinea

Ignacio Milam Tang
Prime Minister of EQUATORIAL GUINEA since 2008
Equatorial Guinea's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 137
Estonia

Andrus Ansip
Prime Minister of ESTONIA since 2005
Estonia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 6
Ethiopia

Meles Zenawi
Prime Minister of ETHIOPIA since 1995
Ethiopia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 160
Fiji

Frank Bainimarama
Prime Minister of FIJI since 2007
Fiji's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 58
Finland

Matti Vanhanen
Prime Minister of FINLAND since 2003
Finland's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 1
France

François Fillon
Prime Minister of FRANCE since 2007
France's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 35
Gabon

Jean Eyeghe Ndong
Prime Minister of GABON since 2006
Gabon's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 114
Gambia, The

Yahya Jammeh
President of GAMBIA, THE since 1994
Gambia, The's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 149
Georgia

Lado Gurgenidze
Prime Minister of GEORGIA since 2008
Georgia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 89
Germany

Angela Merkel
Chancellor of GERMANY since 2005
Germany's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 23
Ghana

John Kufuor
President of GHANA since 2001
Ghana's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 34
Greece

Kostas Karamanlis
Prime Minister of GREECE since 2004
Greece's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 32
Guatemala

Álvaro Colom
President of GUATEMALA since 2008
Guatemala's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 90
Guinea

Ahmed Tidiane Souaré
Prime Minister of GUINEA since 2008
Guinea's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 109
Haiti

Jacques-Édouard Alexis
Prime Minister of HAITI since 2006
Haiti's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 87
Hungary

Ferenc Gyurcsány
Prime Minister of HUNGARY since 2004
Hungary's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 10
Iceland

Geir Haarde
Prime Minister of ICELAND since 2006
Iceland's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 1
India

Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of INDIA since 2004
India's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 105
Indonesia

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of INDONESIA since 2004
Indonesia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 103
Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of IRAN since 2005
Iran's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 162
Iraq

Nouri Al-Maliki
Prime Minister of IRAQ since 2006
Iraq's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 154
Ireland

Brian Cowen
Taoiseach of IRELAND since 2008
Ireland's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 1
Israel

Ehud Olmert
President of ISRAEL since 2006
Israel's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 50
Italy

Silvio Berlusconi (1994-1995, 2001-2006 & 2008-)
Prime Minister of ITALY since 2008
Italy's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 40
Jamaica

Orette Bruce Golding
Prime Minister of JAMAICA since 2007
Jamaica's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 23
Japan

Yasuo Fukuda
Prime Minister of JAPAN since 2007
Japan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 51
Jordan

Nader Al-Dahabi
Prime Minister of JORDAN since 2007
Jordan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 109
Kazakhstan

Karim Masimov
Prime Minister of KAZAKHSTAN since 2007
Kazakhstan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 128
Kenya

Raila Odinga
President of KENYA since 2008
Kenya's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 118
Korea, North

Kim Jong-Il
Leader of KOREA, NORTH since 1994
Korea, North's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 168
Korea, South

Han Seung-Soo
Prime Minister of KOREA, SOUTH since 2008
Korea, South's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 31
Kuwait

Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Prime Minister of KUWAIT since 2006
Kuwait's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 73
Kyrgyzstan

Igor Vitalyevich Chudinov
Prime Minister of KYRGYZSTAN since 2007
Kyrgyzstan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 123
Laos

Bouasone Bouphavanh
Prime Minister of LAOS since 2006
Laos's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 156
Latvia

Ivars Godmanis
Prime Minister of LATVIA since 2007
Latvia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 10
Lebanon

Fouad Siniora
Prime Minister of LEBANON since 2005
Lebanon's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 107
Lesotho

Pakalitha Mosisili
Prime Minister of LESOTHO since 1998
Lesotho's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 70
Liberia

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President of LIBERIA since 2006
Liberia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 84
Libya

Baghdadi Mahmudi
Prime Minister of LIBYA since 2006
Libya's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 152
Lithuania

Gediminas Kirkilas
Prime Minister of LITHUANIA since 2006
Lithuania's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 27
Macedonia

Nikola Gruevski
Prime Minister of MACEDONIA since 2006
Macedonia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 45
Madagascar

Charles Rabemananjara
Prime Minister of MADAGASCAR since 2007
Madagascar's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 66
Malawi

Bingu Wa Mutharika
President of MALAWI since 2004
Malawi's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 101
Malaysia

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Prime Minister of MALAYSIA since 2003
Malaysia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 92
Maldives

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
President of MALDIVES since 1978
Maldives's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 144
Mali

Modibo Sidibé
Prime Minister of MALI since 2007
Mali's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 35
Mauritania

Yahya Ould Ahmed El Waghef
Prime Minister of MAURITANIA since 2008
Mauritania's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 77
Mauritius

Navin Ramgoolam
Prime Minister of MAURITIUS since 2005
Mauritius's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 32
Mexico

Felipe Calderón
President of MEXICO since 2006
Mexico's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 132
Moldova

Zinaida Greceanîi
Prime Minister of MOLDOVA since 2008
Moldova's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 85
Mongolia

Sanjaagiin Bayar
Prime Minister of MONGOLIA since 2007
Mongolia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 86
Montenegro

Milo Đukanović
Prime Minister of MONTENEGRO since 2008
Montenegro's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 45
Morocco

Abbas El Fassi
Prime Minister of MOROCCO since 2007
Morocco's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 97
Mozambique

Luisa Diogo
President of MOZAMBIQUE since 2004
Mozambique's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 45
Myanmar

Thein Sein
Chairman Of The State Peace And Development Council of MYANMAR since 2007
Myanmar's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 164
Namibia

Hifikepunye Pohamba
President of NAMIBIA since 2005
Namibia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 26
Nepal

Girija Prasad Koirala
Prime Minister And Acting Head Of State of NEPAL since 2006
Nepal's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 159
Netherlands

Jan Peter Balkenende
Prime Minister of NETHERLANDS since 2002
Netherlands's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 1
Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega
President of NICARAGUA since 2007
Nicaragua's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 69
Niger

Seyni Oumarou
Prime Minister of NIGER since 2007
Niger's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 95
Nigeria

Umaru Yar'adua
President of NIGERIA since 2007
Nigeria's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 120
Norway

Jens Stoltenberg
Prime Minister of NORWAY since 2005
Norway's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 6
Pakistan

Yousaf Raza Gillani
Prime Minister of PAKISTAN since 2008
Pakistan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 157
Panama

Martín Torrijos
President of PANAMA since 2004
Panama's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 39
Paraguay

Nicanor Duarte Frutos
President of PARAGUAY since 2003
Paraguay's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 82
Peru

Jorge Del Castillo
Prime Minister of PERU since 2006
Peru's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 112
Philippines

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President of PHILIPPINES since 2001
Philippines's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 142
Poland

Donald Tusk
Prime Minister of POLAND since 2007
Poland's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 58
Portugal

José Sócrates
Prime Minister of PORTUGAL since 2005
Portugal's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 10
Romania

Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu
Prime Minister of ROMANIA since 2004
Romania's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 58
Russia

Vladimir Putin
Prime Minister of RUSSIA since 2008
Russia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 147
Rwanda

Bernard Makuza
Prime Minister of RWANDA since 2000
Rwanda's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 128
Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
King And Prime Minister of SAUDI ARABIA since 2005
Saudi Arabia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 161
Senegal

Cheikh Hadjibou Soumaré
Prime Minister of SENEGAL since 2007
Senegal's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 77
Serbia

Mirko Cvetković
Prime Minister of SERBIA since 2008
Serbia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 45
Seychelles

James Michel
President of SEYCHELLES since 2004
Seychelles's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 95
Sierra Leone

Ernest Bai Koroma
President of SIERRA LEONE since 2007
Sierra Leone's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 103
Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of SINGAPORE since 2004
Singapore's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 146
Slovakia

Robert Fico
Prime Minister of SLOVAKIA since 2006
Slovakia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 8
Slovenia

Janez Janša
Prime Minister of SLOVENIA since 2004
Slovenia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 10
Somalia

Nur Hassan Hussein
Prime Minister of SOMALIA since 2007
Somalia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 144
South Africa

Thabo Mbeki
President of SOUTH AFRICA since 1999
South Africa's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 44
Spain

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
President Of The Government of SPAIN since 2004
Spain's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 41
Sri Lanka

Mahinda Rajapaksa
President of SRI LANKA since 2005
Sri Lanka's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 141
Sudan

Omar Al-Bashir
President of SUDAN since 1989
Sudan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 139
Swaziland

Themba Dlamini
Prime Minister of SWAZILAND since 2003
Swaziland's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 127
Sweden

Fredrik Reinfeldt
Prime Minister of SWEDEN since 2006
Sweden's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 14
Tajikistan

Oqil Oqilov
Prime Minister of TAJIKISTAN since 1999
Tajikistan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 117
Tanzania

Mizengo Pinda
President of TANZANIA since 2008
Tanzania's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 88
Thailand

Samak Sundaravej
Prime Minister of THAILAND since 2008
Thailand's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 122
Togo

Komlan Mally
Prime Minister of TOGO since 2007
Togo's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 66
Tonga

Feleti Sevele
Prime Minister of TONGA since 2006
Tonga's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 53
Trinidad and Tobago

Patrick Manning
Prime Minister of TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO since 2001
Trinidad and Tobago's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 15
Tunisia

Mohamed Ghannouchi
Prime Minister of TUNISIA since 1999
Tunisia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 148
Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Prime Minister of TURKEY since 2003
Turkey's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 98
Uganda

Yoweri Museveni
President of UGANDA since 1986
Uganda's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 116
Ukraine

Yulia Tymoshenko
Prime Minister of UKRAINE since 2007
Ukraine's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 105
United Arab Emirates

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Prime Minister of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES since 2006
United Arab Emirates's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 77
United Kingdom

Gordon Brown
Prime Minister of UNITED KINGDOM since 2007
United Kingdom's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 27
United States

George W. Bush
President of UNITED STATES since 2001
United States's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 53
Uruguay

Tabaré Vázquez
President of URUGUAY since 2005
Uruguay's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 57
Uzbekistan

Shavkat Mirziyoyev
President of UZBEKISTAN since 2003
Uzbekistan's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 158
Venezuela

Hugo Chávez
President of VENEZUELA since 1999
Venezuela's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 115
Vietnam

Nguyễn Tấn Dũng
Prime Minister of VIETNAM since 2006
Vietnam's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 155
Yemen

Ali Mohammed Mujur
Prime Minister of YEMEN since 2007
Yemen's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 149
Zambia

Levy Mwanawasa
President of ZAMBIA since 2002
Zambia's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 93
Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe
President of ZIMBABWE since 1980
Zimbabwe's Press Freedom Rank in 2006 was 140