2022 Press Freedom Index

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2022 Press Freedom Index

RSF have just released the 2022 World Press Freedom Index. The Index measures the level of media freedom in 180 countries and territories. Sudan ranks 151st, just ahead of the Tajikistan dictatorship.

Reporters Without Borders have just released the 2022 World Press Freedom Index, which measures the level of media freedom in 180 countries and territories. This year’s Index reflects the disastrous effects of information chaos and polarisation at two levels, both in the media within countries and between countries at the international level.

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As a result of the addition of 12 countries, including Belarus and Russia, this year’s Index has a record total of 28 countries on the RSF red list, where the situation is classified as “very bad”.

Thanks to the February 2021 coup d’état, which set the situation for journalists back ten years, Myanmar is now ranked along with North Korea, Eritrea, Iran, Turkmenistan and China at the very bottom of the Index.

Sudan ranks 151st, just ahead of the Tajikistan dictatorship. The last place is held, not surprisingly, by North Korea. But just wait, give al-Burhan and Hemetti another year, and they will place Sudan much further down.

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