03 October 2005

Australia's press freedom shame

Australia is 41 out of the 167 countries that made it onto Reporters without Borders' 2004 World press freedom index.

This is a national disgrace.

This put Australia just ahead of Chile, Japan, Namibia, and Uruguay, all on equal 42nd.

It also puts Australia behind Trinidad & Tobago, Bosnia & Herzegovina, the United States, Jamaica, South Africa, Benin, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Israel, and Cape Verde, just to name a few.

Spain and Italy pipped us at the post.

I am disappointed. I sort of expected better of us.


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