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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 »

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 »

Freedom of the press – Report by “Reporters without Borders” (26 April 2017) - France Diplomatie (press release)

France expresses its concern following the publication on April 26 by “Reporters without Borders” of its report on the freedom of the press, which indicates an alarming deterioration in the situation around the world. In a context in which propaganda ...and more »

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

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has warned that press freedom is under attack. In its latest World Press Freedom Index, the annual report criticizes Germany for laws on data retention and against whistleblowers. Error loading player: Could not load ...and more »

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

Christophe Deloire of Reporters Without Borders: 'If media freedom is not secure, then none of the other freedoms can be guaranteed.' Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images. Journalists in the UK are less free to hold power to account than those ...and more »

World Press Freedom Index reveals how the UK's media is under threat - Wired.co.uk

May 3 is officially World Press Freedom Day. The UNESCO-led initiative, set up in 1993 to reward press freedom and highlight threats to media pluralism and independence, is celebrated across the global on an annual basis. Ahead of the event, Reporters ...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 »

Swiss press faces economic reality - swissinfo.ch

Switzerland remains among the world's top ten countries for press freedom despite growing economic pressure, according to the non-governmental organisation Reporters Without Borders. The World Press Freedom Index 2017external link shows Switzerland in ...and more »

Surpassed by Congo, Mali and Ethiopia; Turkey ranks 155th in World Press Freedom Index - Turkey Purge

Turkey, which has around 200 journalists jailed in its prisons, is ranked 155th among 180 countries in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday. If Turkey falls four more ranks, it will make it to the ...and more »

Donald Trump's 'Media Bashing' Is Already Hurting America's Press Freedom Ranking - Huffington Post

The freedom of information advocacy group, also known as Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), evaluates and ranks 180 countries on a number of factors including media independence and institutional transparency to produce its annual World Press Freedom ...and more »