Friday, October 27, 2006

Further down we go

Well, so much for our much-vaunted press freedom.

The Paris-based press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders recently released its Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006 report.

The Philippines, ranked 142nd out of 168 countries surveyed, was three places down with continuing murders of journalists and increased legal harassment, including by President Gloria Arroyo's husband. The Philippines, including six other countries in Asia, are in the bottom 20 in the Index and none in the top 20.

Read more here.

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