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RSF’s Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2005 published

22 Oct, '055 Comments

and we’re doing a bit better. While last year we weighed in at 167, this year we’re at 123, a very long way from our heyday of 67 in 2002. Let’s see how our brothers in arms are doing: Kuwait – 85 Qatar – 90 UAE – 100 Bahrain – 123 Saudi Arabia – 154 […]

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Another benchmark goes south

1 Nov, '042 Comments

RSF published their annual report again, and unfortunately Bahrain’s ranking on press freedom dropped yet again. And it’s a downward spiral at a rate of knots: 2002: raked 67 2003: ranked 117 2004: ranked 143! Why? Was it that the people polled to rank Bahrain are increasingly pessimistic on the outlook of press freedoms in […]

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Wealth and press freedom don’t always go together

21 Oct, '030 Comments

As in 2002, the ranking shows that a country’s respect for press freedom is not solely linked to its economic development. The top 50 include countries that are among the poorest in the world, such as Benin (29th position), Timor-Leste (30th) and Madagascar (46th). Conversely, the 50 countries that respect press freedom least include such […]

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