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General News    H4'ed 4/23/16

US Ranks Only 41 in Press Freedoms Among 180 Nations

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Like so many other self-aggrandizing myths of the United States, freedom of the press is more of an illusion than a guaranteed right. Despite our First Amendment, much vaunted by jingoistic shills for 'American exceptionalism,' the United States only rates  41st out of 180 nations in press freedoms, according to a 2016 analysis by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). That puts countries such as Estonia, Cyprus, Belize and Finland ahead of the US. The report cites several factors in the 2016 US ranking. May 3rd marks the annual commemoration of World Press Freedom Day.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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