Press Freedom Index 2010

Europe falls from its pedestal, no respite in the dictatorships

“Our latest world press freedom index contains welcome surprises, highlights sombre realities and confirms certain trends,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said as his organisation issued its ninth annual index today. “More than ever before, we see that economic development, institutional reform and respect for fundamental rights do not necessarily go hand in hand. The defence of media freedom continues to be a battle, a battle of vigilance in the democracies of old Europe and a battle against oppression and injustice in the totalitarian regimes still scattered across the globe.

169 Rwanda 81,00  
170 Yemen 82,13  
171 China 84,67  
172 Sudan 85,33  
173 Syria 91,50  
174 Burma 94,50  
175 Iran 94,56  
176 Turkmenistan 95,33  
177 North Korea 104,75  
178 Eritrea 105,00  

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