For the third year running, Finland has been named the country which most respects media freedom in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.
It’s followed by the Netherlands and Norway.
“This year’s index is a better reflection of the attitudes and intentions of governments towards media freedom in the medium or long term, says the the. The same three European countries that headed the index last year hold the top three positions again this year,” says group, founded in Montpellier (France) in 1985 by journalists Robert Ménard, Rémy Loury, Jacques Molénat and Émilien Jubineau.
It’s been registered as a non-profit organisation in France since 1995.
Freedom of expression and of information will always be the world’s most important freedom, it declares, adding:
“Freedom of information is the foundation of any democracy.”
Reporters Without Borders is registered in France as a non-profit organisation, and has consultant status at the United Nations and UNESCO.
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