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A Global Threat to the Press - U.S. News & World Report

Journalists in Uruguay are freer to hold the powerful to account than their peers in the United States, according to a report released on Wednesday examining press freedom around the world. In its annual Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders ...and more »

Estonia 12th in this year's Press Freedom Index - Estonian World (press release) (blog)

Estonia is ranked 12th in this year's Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders, a global organisation that promotes free media. Compared with 2016, Estonia has improved its ranking by two positions. However, Reporters Without Borders says it's ...and more »

World Press Freedom Index 2017 finds democracies are clamping down - Deutsche Welle

Press freedom deteriorated in two thirds of the world's countries, according to the Press Freedom Report published on Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders (RSF.) "The rate at which democracies are approaching the tipping point is alarming for all ...and more »

Ireland drops out of top ten in Press Freedom Index - RTE.ie

Ireland has fallen five places from ninth to 14th in the latest Press Freedom Index. In its annual briefing, Reporters Without Borders warned that the highly concentrated media ownership is a major problem. Nordic countries Norway, Sweden, Finland and ...and more »

Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom? - The Diplomat

Southeast Asia has scored badly again on the 2017 annual World Press Freedom Index, with notably big falls registered by Thailand, where the media industry is increasingly muzzled by a military government, and in Cambodia where criminal defamation laws ...and more »

Press freedom rankings: India slips 3 places to 136, 'Modi's nationalism' blamed - Hindustan Times

India slipped three places in the 2017 world press freedom rankings to 136th among 180 countries, the dismal performance blamed on “Modi's nationalism” and growing “self-censorship” in the mainstream media. In the index released on Wednesday, India was ...and more »

'Downward spiral': UK slips to 40th place in press freedom rankings - The Guardian

Reporters Without Borders says Britain is approaching tipping point in wake of passage of Investigatory Powers Act. Damien Gayle · @damiengayle. Wed 26 Apr 2017 10.24 EDT Last modified on Mon 27 Nov 2017 20.22 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...and more »

The free press is in really bad shape around the world. A new report says populism is to blame. - Washington Post

Reporters are under siege around the world, even in countries once celebrated as free-press bastions. That is the message of a new report from Reporters Without Borders. Each year, the organization surveys the journalism landscape worldwide. Each ...and more »

Authoritarians Like Trump Pushing Global Press Freedoms to 'Tipping Point' - Common Dreams

"Media freedom is under threat now more than ever," Reporters Without Borders said in its latest World Press Freedom Index, adding that these freedoms may now be at "a tipping point." The updated global indicator of the press freedoms journalists have ...and more »

Japan stays 72nd on press freedom list but falls to last in G-7 - The Japan Times

Japan ranked 72nd on a 2017 list of press freedom around the world — its same overall position from a year earlier — but fell to last among its Group of Seven peers as Italy climbed to 52nd, according to the 180-nation World Press Freedom Index ...and more »