[extropy-chat] Freedom House

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Fri Apr 30 13:16:58 UTC 2004

World Press Freedom Day is coming up... The following web site
recommended by a colleague contains some interesting reports.

"Freedom House, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear
voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Through a vast array
of international programs and publications, Freedom House is working
to advance the remarkable worldwide expansion of political and
economic freedom."

The site has a new study available regarding press freedom. It is not
news for anyone living in Italy, but it might be news for those
outside. (The more that know the better, in my opinion).



quote from the page:

"The study, Freedom of the Press 2004: A Global Survey of Media
Independence, revealed that some of the most serious setbacks took
place in countries where democracy is backsliding, such as in Bolivia
and Russia, and in older, established democracies, most notably Italy.

The report was released in advance of World Press Freedom Day, which
takes place May 3.

Data from the report is available online at

The survey assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and Internet
freedom in every country in the world and assigns to each a category
rating of Free, Partly Free, or Not Free. It analyzes events during
the calendar year 2003. "


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