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    U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania


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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Saw this the other day. Watch the patronisers come in.
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    Singapore is among bottom - 150. To hell with press freedom. You don't need press freedom for political stability, economic growth etc.

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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Singapore is among bottom - 150. To hell with press freedom. You don't need press freedom for political stability, economic growth etc.
    'To hell with press freedom.'

    Are you serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'To hell with press freedom.'

    Are you serious?
    Yeah **** the press freedom.

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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Yeah **** the press freedom.
    Not surprised.

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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    This has been the case in the United States (46th), which fell 13 places, one of the most significant declines, amid increased efforts to track down whistleblowers and the sources of leaks. The trial and conviction of Private Bradley Manning and the pursuit of NSA analyst Edward Snowden were warnings to all those thinking of assisting in the disclosure of sensitive information that would clearly be in the public interest.
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    Who the **** are the outsiders to gauge our press freedom. The ballot box with free and fair elections is there.

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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    Who the **** are the outsiders to gauge our press freedom. The ballot box with free and fair elections is there.
    It has to do with their methodology. We really do lack in some of these:

    o Pluralism [indicator Plu]
     Mesure le degré de représentation des opinions dans l’espace médiatique
    o Media independance [indicator Ind]
     Measures the degree to which the media are able to function independently of the
    authorities
    o Environment and self-censorship [indicator EnA]
     Analyses the environment in which journalists work
    o Legislative framework [indicator CaL]
     Analyses the quality of the legislative framework and measures its effectiveness
    o Transparency [indicator Tra]
     Measures the transparency of the institutions and procedures that affect the production
    of news and information
    o Infrastructure [indicateur Inf]
     Measures the quality of the infrastructure that supports the production of news and
    information

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    Re: U.S. Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index... Below Romania

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    It has to do with their methodology. We really do lack in some of these:

    o Pluralism [indicator Plu]
     Mesure le degré de représentation des opinions dans l’espace médiatique
    o Media independance [indicator Ind]
     Measures the degree to which the media are able to function independently of the
    authorities
    o Environment and self-censorship [indicator EnA]
     Analyses the environment in which journalists work
    o Legislative framework [indicator CaL]
     Analyses the quality of the legislative framework and measures its effectiveness
    o Transparency [indicator Tra]
     Measures the transparency of the institutions and procedures that affect the production
    of news and information
    o Infrastructure [indicateur Inf]
     Measures the quality of the infrastructure that supports the production of news and
    information
    The Singapore government has won law suits against Wall Street Journal etc. We are blacklisted.

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