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US is 32nd in the latest World Press Freedom Index

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posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 10:18 PM
hi all

I thought this was interesting. Anyone shocked the US is ranked so low?

After the “Arab springs” and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year’s index, the 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index marks a return to a more usual configuration. The ranking of most countries is no longer attributable to dramatic political developments. This year’s index is a better reflection of the attitudes and intentions of governments towards media freedom in the medium or long term

rest of the list at the link
1st finland

Uk 29th

US 32nd

North Korea 178th

Eritrea 179th dead last makes sense why ive never heard of them lol

posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 10:27 PM
reply to post by goou111

Germany #17
Iceland #9

and my highly esteemed nordic neighbours (Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark) are all at the top!

edit on 29-1-2013 by ColCurious because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 10:40 PM
reply to post by goou111

Ha, Germany beats out the US. I just find that ironic, nothing against present day Germany

Well I'm looking at the top 10 list and gonna day dream tomorrow at work about my future move to said countries. The Netherlands might just hit the spot.

I also find it funny Jamaica beats out the US as well coming in at lucky number 13.

posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 11:54 PM
It's actually up from last year for the United States.

The USA being a bit low down doesn't surprise me.

Accidents seem to happen to media persons now and again over there. Or sometimes they just get pepper sprayed by 'accident' like the wall street protests.

posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 12:19 PM
land of the free indeed.. USA #32 yah!!! oh wait I thought we were #1

posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 01:11 PM

Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
land of the free indeed.. USA #32 yah!!! oh wait I thought we were #1

I've no doubt the USA are playing with a self-imposed handicap, just to keep the game interesting.

posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 04:00 PM
Gotta love Finland. First in everything from education to Freedom. I totally need to move there.

posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 09:11 PM
I like how The United States is listed 1st over all the other nations on online forms.

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