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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Press Freedom 2014
We're still okay, for now, but the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, 2014, shows how little of the world still has a nominally free press. Canada is ranked 18th behind 16-Euro states and, surprisingly, Jamaica in 17th place.
Reporters Without Borders itself is an outfit you have to watch out for. Riding on the rhetorical coattails of Doctors Without Borders, they are in fact a very different beast with significant ties to the NED, the US State Department cutout that spends its time undermining and propagandizing against administrations the United States government doesn't like. I would not trust a map they put out.
Meanwhile, well put on the "nominally". You can of course have a perfectly "nominally free press", and if all the press outlets belong to a cartel of like-thinking corporations you can predict pretty easily what editorial lines will and will not be allowed/promoted.
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