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U.S. Plummets in Global Press Freedom Rankings

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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 05:18 AM
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Reporters Without Borders writes that the U.S. faced "one of the most significant declines" in the world last year. Even the United Kingdom, whose sustained campaign to criminalize the Guardian's reporters and intimidate journalists has made headlines around the world, dropped only three spots, to number 33. The U.S. fell as many spots as Paraguay, where "the pressure on journalists to censor themselves keeps on mounting."

Citing the Justice Department's aggressive prosecution of whistleblowers, including its secret seizure of Associated Press phone records, the authors write that "freedom of information is too often sacrificed to an overly broad and abusive interpretation of national security needs, marking a disturbing retreat from demo

U.S. Plummets in Global Press Freedom Rankings



Under Obama we have plummeted to #46 in the world, right there along with Haiti. This must be the worst ranking we've ever had. Among the top 15 are the usual suspects such as the Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria, Germany. These are, of course, also the countries that show up healthy in other rankings such as "standard of living", "economy and employment", etc.

The U.S. appears to be in decline.




posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 05:27 AM
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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 05:38 AM
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