2015 World Press Freedom Index
US Niger Taiwan
Ranking 49 47 51
Abuses Score 31.78 24.85 28.9
Underlying Situation 22.57 23.6 23.82
Overall Score 24.41 23.85 24.83
Diff. 2014 Score -0.92 -0.26 -1.01
Diff 2014 Ranking -3 +1 -1
How they score countries deals with six criteria categories and each answer is weighted according to a system that generates a score between 0 and 100 and a seventh score for acts of violence and harassment during the period assessed. Reporters Without Borders compiles the scores and gives each country their final score and ranking.
The seven criteria categories used since the 2013 ...
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...nk there will be democracy in this county can think so in another world,” he recently said. Eritrea has been ranked last in the RSF press freedom index for the past eight years.
Eritrea consistently violates freedom of expression and information, which has caused many journalists to go to prison; there are currently at least 16 detained, some of them held isolated for years. In 2014, Reporters Without Borders backed about 30 requests for international protection filed by Eritrean journalists who had fled their country. President Afeworki, who is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom,” does not consider reforms any time soon and continues to ignore the international community’s recommendations. In early 2014, he said: Those who think there will be democracy in this country can think so in another world.” (Reporters Without Borders, 2015)
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