2013 World Press Freedom Index: Dashed Hopes After Arab Spring

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Reporters Without Borders

After the "Arab springs" and other protest movements that prompted many rises and falls in last year's index, the 2013 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index marks a return to a more usual configuration. The ranking of most countries is no longer attributable to dramatic political developments. This year's index is a better reflection of the attitudes and intentions of governments towards media freedom in the medium or long term.

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