U.S. falls in press freedom ranking, down to spot #46

After a year of surveillance revelations and news about antagonism against whistleblowers, the U.S. fell 13 spots from 2012 to 2013 in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index. The report by Reporters Without Borders highlights negative impact of conflicts on freedom of information. The drop is described as “one of the most significant declines” in the world, and the same size of drop as Paraguay, where “the pressure on journalists to censor themselves keeps on mounting.”