American Samizdat

Saturday, October 26, 2002. *
Reporters Without Borders is publishing the first worldwide press freedom index, and it makes fascinating reading. At the top of the list Finland, Iceland, Norway, and the Netherlands, not much of a surprise. The surprises, the United States at 17th ranks below Costa Rica. Israel is at 92nd while Lebanon by contrast is at 56th and even the Palestinain National Authority ranks slightly higher at 82nd of course anything above 20 is nothing to shout about. Iraq at 130th and Syria at 126th are where one would expect to find them. The report also provides interesting commentary on the rankings.

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