Thursday, October 20, 2005
Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2005
Reporters sans Frontières (Reporters without Borders) today released its freedom of the press rankings for 2005. Of particular interest to many of us is that the United States has slipped by more than 20 places from last year to 44. The top eleven countries are all European, and 4 of those are post-communist countries: Slovakia at 8, Czech and Slovenia together at 9, and Estonia at 11.
NB: While RSF is a non-governmental organisation, their impartiality has been called into question because they get funding from the US and French governments.
For complete rankings and explanations: