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The latest from Freedom House:

Freedom House welcomes Secretary of State John Kerry’s public statement on Ethiopia’s unwarranted arrest last week of nine Ethiopian bloggers and journalists, who remain in custody.

Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to a Freedom House report released today. The decline was driven in part by major regression in several Middle Eastern states, including Egypt, Libya, and Jordan; marked setbacks in Turkey, Ukraine, and a number of countries in East Africa; and deterioration in the relatively open media environment of the United States.

Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in over a decade, according to a Freedom House report released on May 1.

Declines in press freedom in the Middle East were partly due to regression in Egypt, Libya, and Jordan

The majority of people in Eurasia live in countries with ‘Not Free’ media.

The U.S. had its largest decline in press freedom of the last decade, as the government attempted to hinder reporting on national security issues.

Use our interactive data tool to compare the press freedoms of regions and countries over time. 

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