Friday, February 14, 2014

First Amendment Quote of the Day - February 14, 2014

In the Reporters Without Borders 2014 Press Freedom Index, there are 45 countries around the world who have greater Freedom of the Press than the United States of America. The USA plummeted 13 places from a year earlier. Excerpts:

"The 2014 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index spotlights major declines in media freedom in such varied countries as the United States, Central African Republic and Guatemala and, on the other hand, marked improvements in Ecuador, Bolivia and South Africa."

"In the United States (46th, -13), the hunt for leaks and whistleblowers serves as a warning to those thinking of satisfying a public interest need for information about the imperial prerogatives assumed by the world’s leading power. "

             Reporters Without Borders, via Instapundit, via Josh Stearns, Huffington Post.

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