Report find press freedom is at a 10-year low
In its 35th annual Freedom of the Press Report, Freedom House found that press freedom has declined over the past decade to its lowest point in more than 10 years. The report found that only 14 percent of the world lives in a country with a free press, meaning 1 in 7 people live somewhere where state meddling in media matters is minor and legal pressures on the press are slight. Freedom House attributes the decline in press freedom to the passage and usage of restrictive laws against the press, often on grounds of national security, and the inability of journalists to report freely from some countries, including areas of conflict and protest.
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