Reporters Without Borders

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Reporters Without Borders, or RWB (French: Reporters sans frontières, or RSF) is an international non-governmental organization devoted to freedom of the press.

RWB is a member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, a virtual network of non-governmental organisations that monitors free expression violations worldwide and campaigns to defend journalists, writers and others who are persecuted for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

Some have questioned RSF/RWB's impartiality due to a significant amount of funding coming directly or indirectly from US and French government bodies [1], [2], [3].

Worldwide press freedom index

RWB compiles and publishes an annual ranking of most countries based on their press freedom. The 2005 list was published in October 2005. The list is generated based on responses to surveys sent to a number of people from around the world: over a hundred journalists that are members of partner organisations of the RWB, as well as related specialists such as researchers, jurists and human rights activists.

The survey asks questions about direct attacks on journalists and the media as well as other indirect sources of pressure against the free press. RWB is careful to note that the index only deals with press freedom, and does not measure the quality of journalism. The ranking also takes into account pressure on journalists by non-governmental groups, for example the Basque militant group ETA in Spain.

Pos Country Score
1 Denmark Denmark 0.50
= Finland Finland 0.50
= Iceland Iceland 0.50
= Republic of Ireland Ireland 0.50
= Netherlands Netherlands 0.50
= Norway Norway 0.50
= Switzerland Switzerland 0.50
8 Slovakia Slovakia 0.75
9 Czech Republic Czech Republic 1.00
= Slovenia Slovenia 1.00
11 Estonia Estonia 1.50
12 Hungary Hungary 2.00
= New Zealand New Zealand 2.00
= Sweden Sweden 2.00
= Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 2.00
16 Austria Austria 2.50
= Latvia Latvia 2.50
18 Belgium Belgium 4.00
= Germany Germany 4.00
= Greece Greece 4.00
21 Canada Canada 4.50
= Lithuania Lithuania 4.50
23 Portugal Portugal 4.83
24 United Kingdom United Kingdom 5.17
25 Benin Benin 5.50
= Cyprus Cyprus 5.50
= Namibia Namibia 5.50
28 El Salvador El Salvador 5.75
29 Cape Verde Cape Verde 6.00
30 France France 6.25
31 Australia Australia 6.50
= South Africa South Africa 6.50
33 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 7.00
34 Jamaica Jamaica 7.50
= Mauritius Mauritius 7.50
= Republic of Korea Republic of Korea 7.50
37 Japan Japan 8.00
= Mali Mali 8.00
39 Hong Kong Hong Kong 8.25
40 Spain Spain 8.33
41 Costa Rica Costa Rica 8.50
42 Italy Italy 8.67
43 Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia 8.75
44 United States United States (American Territory) 9.50
45 Bolivia Bolivia 9.67
46 Uruguay Uruguay 9.75
47 Israel Israel 10.00
48 Bulgaria Bulgaria 10.25
49 Mozambique Mozambique 10.50
50 Chile Chile 11.75
51 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 12.25
= Republic of China Taiwan 12.25
53 Northern Cyprus Northern Cyprus 12.50
= Mongolia Mongolia 12.50
= Poland Poland 12.50
56 Croatia Croatia 12.83
57 Niger Niger 13.00
58 Timor-Leste Timor-Leste 13.50
59 Argentina Argentina 13.67
60 Botswana Botswana 14.00
= Fiji Fiji 14.00
62 Albania Albania 14.17
63 Brazil Brazil 14.50
= Tonga Tonga 14.50
65 Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 14.83
66 Ghana Ghana 15.00
= Panama Panama 15.00
68 Nicaragua Nicaragua 15.25
69 Paraguay Paraguay 15.50
70 Romania Romania 16.17
71 Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo 17.00
= Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 17.00
= Seychelles Seychelles 17.00
74 Republic of Moldova Moldova 17.50
= Tanzania Tanzania 17.50
76 Angola Angola 18.00
= Honduras Honduras 18.00
78 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 19.00
= Senegal Senegal 19.00
80 Uganda Uganda 19.25
81 Lesotho Lesotho 19.50
82 Central African Republic Central African Republic 19.75
83 Cameroon Cameroon 20.50
= Liberia Liberia 20.50
Pos Country Score
85 Kuwait Kuwait 21.25
86 Guatemala Guatemala 21.50
87 Ecuador Ecuador 21.75
88 Comoros Comoros 22.00
89 Malawi Malawi 22.75
90 Burundi Burundi 23.00
= Cambodia Cambodia 23.00
= Qatar Qatar 23.00
= Venezuela Venezuela 23.00
= Zambia Zambia 23.00
95 Togo Togo 23.75
96 Jordan Jordan 24.00
97 Madagascar Madagascar 24.50
98 Turkey Turkey 25.00
99 Georgia (country) Georgia 25.17
100 Flag of Albania Kosovo 25.75
= United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 25.75
102 Armenia Armenia 26.00
= Gabon Gabon 26.00
= Guinea Guinea 26.00
= Indonesia Indonesia 26.00
106 India India 27.00
107 Thailand Thailand 28.00
108 Lebanon Lebanon 28.25
109 Chad Chad 30.00
= Kenya Kenya 30.00
111 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 32.00
112 Ukraine Ukraine 32.50
113 Malaysia Malaysia 33.00
= Tajikistan Tajikistan 33.00
115 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 33.25
116 Peru Peru 33.33
117 Haiti Haiti 33.50
118 Swaziland Swaziland 35.00
119 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 36.17
= Morocco Morocco 36.17
121 Djibouti Djibouti 37.00
122 Rwanda Rwanda 38.00
123 Bahrain Bahrain 38.75
= Nigeria Nigeria 38.75
125 Afghanistan Afghanistan 39.17
126 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 39.50
127 Mauritania Mauritania 40.00
128 Colombia Colombia 40.17
129 Algeria Algeria 40.33
130 Gambia Gambia 41.00
131 Ethiopia Ethiopia 42.00
132 Palestinian territories Palestine 42.50
133 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 44.00
= Sudan Sudan 44.00
135 Mexico Mexico 45.50
136 Yemen Yemen 46.25
137 United States United States (in Iraq) 48.50
138 Russia Russia 48.67
139 Philippines Philippines 50.00
140 Singapore Singapore 50.67
141 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 51.00
142 Bhutan Bhutan 51.50
143 Egypt Egypt 52.00
144 Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 52.25
145 Syria Syria 55.00
146 Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 57.33
147 Tunisia Tunisia 57.50
148 Maldives Maldives 58.50
149 Somalia Somalia 59.00
150 Pakistan Pakistan 60.75
151 Bangladesh Bangladesh 61.25
152 Belarus Belarus 61.33
153 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 64.25
154 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 66.00
155 Laos Laos 66.50
= Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 66.50
157 Iraq Iraq 67.00
158 Vietnam Vietnam 73.25
159 People's Republic of China People's Republic of China 83.00
160 Nepal Nepal 86.75
161 Cuba Cuba 87.00
162 Libya Libya 88.75
163 Myanmar Myanmar 88.83
164 Iran Iran 89.17
165 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 93.50
166 Eritrea Eritrea 99.75
167 Democratic People's Republic of Korea Democratic People's Republic of Korea 109.00

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