Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2007

'Eritrea has replaced North Korea in last place in an index measuring the level of press freedom in 169 countries throughout the world that is published by Reporters Without Borders for the sixth year running'.

'There were slightly fewer press freedom violations in the United States (48th) and blogger Josh Wolf was freed after 224 days in prison. But the detention of Al-Jazeera’s Sudanese cameraman, Sami Al-Haj, since 13 June 2002 at the military base of Guantanamo and the murder of Chauncey Bailey in Oakland in August mean the United States is still unable to join the lead group'.

Check out the position of your country on the list here.

This report has been out for quite a while now, but I was unable to post it at the time of release. I feel that it is important to keep up with these yearly reports as we did in back in 2006 and 2005.


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