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United States falls to 46th in world press freedom rankings

Posted on February 13th, 2014 at 12:07 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Washington – The United States, due to an “overly broad and abusive interpretation of national security needs,” fell below El Salvador and Romania in a world press freedom ranking released Wednesday.

The US fell 13 positions to 46th place in this year’s World Press Freedom Index, produced since 2002 by the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders. The organization said the main reason the US dropped so far in the rankings was because of its dogged efforts to “track down whistleblowers and the sources of leaks.”

  1. Would have thought a legal scholar like Obama could do better. I guess we need to avoid lawyers in the future.

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