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U.S. falls to 47 in ranking of press freedom after the repressive Occupy

Saturday, January 28, 2012

U.S.: protests sweep the world did an extremely difficult year for the media, journalists and tested as never before, the annual report on press freedom reveals.

The annual report by Reporters Without Borders has been released, showing the United States fell 27 points in the list due to numerous arrests of journalists covering the wall occupy the street protests.

The fall of the United States placed just behind the Comoros and Taiwan in a group with Argentina and Romania.

Reporters Without Borders said further unrest around the world led to a major reorganization of the annual index of press freedom group, which assesses the commitment of governments to protect press freedom.

The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders has called "repression" of the word in 2011 on an assessment of global press freedom during a year in which the journalists covering the protests radicals were tested as never before.

The nongovernmental organization that seeks to defend the freedom of journalists to work and fight against international censure.

Despite the great changes, some remained constant. The country with the largest media freedom in the world is Finland, followed by Norway, Estonia, the Netherlands and Austria. Eritrea was the last, with North Korea over.

The United States was not alone in falling grades, Bahrain dropped 29 points due to the repression in that country.

Egypt and Syria, also fell a few points to languish at the bottom of the pack (166) and (176), respectively.

The group considered that Syria, along with Iran and China, "seem to have lost touch with reality, as they have been sucked into a spiral of madness of terror."

Pakistan was the world's deadliest country for journalists, and Eritrea was the last in the list of the press in general freedom.Syria where there has been an uprising against the government met with a brutal crackdown that has left over 5,000 dead , received the worst rating in 176 time.

In Afghanistan (150) and Pakistan (151), journalists remained under constant threat from Taliban extremists, religious, separatist movements and political groups. With 10 deaths last year, Pakistan was the world's most dangerous country for journalists during the second year in a row.

Daily Mail
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