Thursday, February 12, 2015

Reporters Without Borders releases the 2015 World Press Freedom Index‏

The latest Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index is now available online.

Top of the 2015 Index are Finland, which has been in first place for five years in succession, followed by Norway and Denmark. At the other end of the scale, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea, in last place, were the worst performers. France is ranked 38th (up one place), the United States 49th (down three places), Russia 152nd (down four places), Iran 173rd (unchanged) and China 176th (down one place).

The 2015 Index is accompanied by analyses of recent developments. In which countries are charges of blasphemy used to censor any form of criticism? How did the coverage of demonstrations in countries such as Ukraine and Hong Kong become the occasion of an increase in violence against journalists? Why are European Union member countries falling in the Index?

The Index is the fruit of Reporters Without Borders' constant work in defence of media freedom, the result of its day-by-day monitoring of freedom of information violations. Support Reporters Without Borders.


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