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For the second year in a row, the United States barely cracked the top twenty in press freedom.

Reporters Without Borders compiles the World Press Freedom Index annually. According to the organization’s website,

the index measures the state of press freedom in the world. It reflects the degree of freedom that journalists and news organisations enjoy in each country, and the efforts made by the authorities to respect and ensure respect for this freedom. (more…)

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In 1787, Thomas Jefferson wrote: “The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”

The press is the only thing keeping the politicians honest. (more…)

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