May 3, 2010

Broad Setbacks in Global Media Freedom

Freedom House, Freedom House

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Freedom of the Press 2010 identifies the greatest threats to independent media in 196 countries and territories. Released in advance of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, the report shows that global media freedom has declined for the eighth straight year in a row, with significant losses outnumbering gains by a 2-to-1 margin. In 2009, there were particularly worrisome trends in sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East and North Africa.

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