North Korea, Turkmenistan, Eritrea the worst violators of press freedom...France, the United States and Japan slip furthQuicklink submitted by Mark Petersen Permalink
|The United States (53rd) has fallen nine places since last year, after being in 17th position in the first year of the Index, in 2002. Relations between the media and the Bush administration sharply deteriorated after the president used the pretext of 'national security' to regard as suspicious any journalist who questioned his 'war on terrorism.'|
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