Freedom of the Press Report 2014

According to Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press 2014 report only 1 in 7 people live in a country with a ‘free’ press.

freedomhousepressreportGlobal press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to the latest edition of Freedom House’s press freedom survey. The decline was driven in part by major regression in several Middle Eastern states, including Egypt, Libya, and Jordan; marked setbacks in Turkey, Ukraine, and a number of countries in East Africa; and deterioration in the relatively open media environment of the United States.

Freedom of the Press 2014 found that despite positive developments in a number of countries, most notably in sub-Saharan Africa, the dominant trends were reflected in setbacks in every other region.

Freedom House Report on Freedom of the Press can be found here.

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