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The U.S. ranks 47th in press freedom

According to Reporters Without Borders, the United States ranks forty-seventh out of one hundred seventy-nine countries ranked for freedom of the press. The top ten countries for press freedom are:

  1. Finland
  2. Norway
  3. Estonia
  4. Netherlands
  5. Austria
  6. Iceland
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Switzerland
  9. Cape Verde
  10. Canada and Denmark (tied)
  1. 4 January 2013 at 3:08 pm | #1

    Hey Mark, just curious on the methodology they used to come up with the ranking. Why are we falling short? I imagine one of the reasons that just six corporations control most of the media in the U.S.

  2. Mark
    4 January 2013 at 3:18 pm | #2

    Bob: I think you’re right about media consolidation. I’m not sure about the rest of the methodology. The track back to the original site might help you find the information you’re looking for.

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