Press freedom: Argentina dropped seven places in the ranking
January 31, 2013
The organization “Reporters without Borders” stated that, “In Argentina (54) polarization has become worrisome,” but the situation is better than in other countries. Regarding Brazil, where five journalists were killed in 2012, the report said “serious imbalances”. Cuba and Venezuela, the most complex cases.
The persistent violence and polarization in America, said Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in its annual report on the global ranking of press freedom, released on Thursday.
RSF, Paris-based organization, located at the top of the most respectful countries to Finland, the Netherlands and Norway. The worst are Eritrea, North Korea and Turkmenistan. Cuba is between the ten countries in which there is less respected to press freedom, according to the NGO.
Costa Rica (number 18 on the list) and Uruguay (27th) leading Latin American. For classification, which includes 179 countries, RSF is based on six criteria: pluralism, independence of the media, environment and self-censorship, legal framework, transparency and information infrastructure.