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The U.S. ranks 36th in press freedom

According to Reporters Without Borders, in 2008 the United States was tied for thirty-eighth in terms of press freedom. The countries it was tied with are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, South Africa, Spain, and Taiwan. Iceland, Luxembourg, and Norway were tied for first.

Compare the ranking here with this one previously posted.

  1. 26 February 2009 at 7:19 pm

    How depressing!

  2. Roderick Lipmann
    24 April 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Perhaps the U.S.’s ranking feel this year because they meant quality of journalism, not freedom. With the shameful covering of Obamania, this could have been the year that journalism died in the U.S.

  3. Mark
    24 April 2009 at 8:47 pm

    The reason you suggest is unlikely. The source states that the ranking was based on the twelve months prior to September 1, 2008, which was before Obama was elected president. Also, the source clearly indicates that it is talking about press freedom. As I’m sure you’ll agree, the quality of journalism is a pretty subjective matter.

    Thanks for you comment!

  1. 26 February 2009 at 7:22 am

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