Reporters Without Borders ranks Finland on top of the World Press Freedom Index

Reporters Without Borders ranks Finland on top of the World Press Freedom Index

The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria. On top of the list is Finland – as for the last five years. Overall, however, the 2015 World Press Freedom Index highlights the worldwide deterioration in freedom of information in the past year.

The Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranks the performance of 180 countries according to a range of criteria. These include media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, as well as the legislative, institutional and infrastructural environment in which the media operate. On top of the list in 2015 is Finland, for the sixth year in succession. Overall, the 2015 World Press Freedom Index highlights the worldwide deterioration in freedom of information in the past year.

UNESCO is the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote freedom of expression. Finland is a staunch supporter of its work to foster free, independent and pluralistic media enhancing freedom of expression and contributing to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights.

With financial support from Finland, UNESCO is implementing a project in the Arab region to strengthen legal and regulatory frameworks to promote freedom of expression, freedom of information, and press freedom.

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http://index.rsf.org/#!/presentation

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/freedom-of-expression/extrabudgetary-projects-on-freedom-of-expression/projects/foe-egypt-libya-morocco-syria-tunisia-yemen/#sthash.cH3TucQX.dpuf