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The U.S. ranks 46th in freedom of the press

According to Reporters Without Borders, the United States has the forty-sixth freest press in the world (sandwiched between Romania and Haiti), a decline of thirteen spots from 2013. This decline was one of the biggest in the world.

The top ten countries for press freedom are:

  1. Finland
  2. Netherlands
  3. Norway
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Andorra
  6. Liechtenstein
  7. Denmark
  8. Iceland
  9. New Zealand
  10. Sweden

Reporters Without Borders ranked 180 total countries.

Freedom of press

  1. Eric Lowin
    12 February 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I’d like to know what standards or guidelines are used in this determination. Frankly, I am shocked at the results.

  2. Mark
    12 February 2014 at 4:19 pm

    There is a link in the blog post that will take you to the report. The methodology they used is described there.

  3. 13 February 2014 at 11:58 am

    I live in Cleveland and I have to ask, what is a newspaper?

  1. 7 March 2014 at 1:34 am

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