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Estonia ranks second in the world in internet freedom By Sten Hankewitz / September 23, 2021

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

According to the 2021 Freedom on the Net report, compiled by Freedom House, a US-based think tank, Estonia ranks second in the world in internet freedom after Iceland; despite Estonia’s high ranking, the report highlights aspects that warrant special attention.


For the third year in a row, Iceland was ranked as the best environment for internet freedom, garnering 96 points out of 100. With only two points behind the winner, Estonia ranks second among the 70 countries assessed in the report.

“Estonia, known the world over as one of the most advanced digital societies, enjoys good connectivity and high rates of access, few state-imposed restrictions on online content, and robust safeguards for human rights online,” Estonian digital governance expert Hille Hinsberg, who served as one of the national rapporteurs for the report, said in a statement.




Estonia ranks second in the world in internet freedom after Iceland. Map by Freedom House.