Monday, November 3, 2008
Interesting: U.S. Press Freedom Ranks 36th of 173 Countries
The U.S. ranks 36th out of 173 countries in terms of press freedom - behind Slovenia, Mali and Jamaica - according to this report from Reporters Without Borders, which urged U.S. presidential candidates to improve protection of journalists in the country. "This situation is unacceptable for the country known for its First Amendment rights, "the group said. "We are asking the candidates to let the American people know how they will improve this ranking and improve access to information for their fellow Americans."