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Monday, October 29, 2007

2007 World Press Freedom Index

Reporters Without Borders has issued the 2007
World Press Freedom Index on its web site.
The organization compiled this index "by sending
a questionnaire to the 15 freedom of expression
organisations throughout the world that are its partners,
to its network of 130 correspondents, and to journalists,
researchers, jurists and human rights activists. It contained
50 questions about press freedom in their countries."
According to the site, Eritrea has replaced North Korea
in last place in an index measuring the level of press freedom.
The U.S. ranks 48th (out of 169).

A PDF version of the index, as well as the questionnaire used
for compiling the index and evaluations by region, are also
available on the site.