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  • Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2005

    Just released by "reporters without borders".
    Interesting reading, methinks
    http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=554

    oceglok

  • #2
    Interesting reading indeed. I wasn't surprised to see Japan ranked ahead of the US.

    Tends to always be the smaller (under 10 million population) Western democracies that top the charts in these kind of things.

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    • #3
      What strikes me is Japan is higher than the US. Not sure if it's true but if it is, very worrying.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JayJay
        What strikes me is Japan is higher than the US. Not sure if it's true but if it is, very worrying.
        Why does that surprise you? The average Japanese is freer than the average American, so why wouldn't the Japanese press be freer.

        Japanese can,

        1) visit Cuba
        2) engage in public drunkenness without getting arrested
        3) frequent brothels without fear of arrest
        4) engage in tachishoben without fear of arrest
        5) smoke wherever he or she pleases

        Americans cannot do any of the above (Nevada is an exception for 3) without risking arrest.

        Land of the free my arse.

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