Thursday, October 23, 2008

Freedom of the press in the U.S.

According to a report released yesterday by Reporters Sans Frontieres, the United States is not doing so well in terms of freedom of the press. In fact, it is ranked 36th in the world, tied with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, South Africa, Spain and Taiwan.

First place consists of a tie between Luxembourg and Norway. Not surprisingly, Iran, China, Vietnam, Cuba and North Korea are in the bottom ten.

The rankings are achieved by measuring "the state of press freedom in the world ... [and] reflects the degree of freedom that journalists and news organizations enjoy in each country, and the efforts made by the authorities to respect and ensure respect for this freedom."

There's more here, at the Huffington Post.

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