WORLD PRESS FREEDOM
The annual world press freedom list was announced yesterday.
The list measures the state of press freedom in the world. It reflects the degree of freedom journalists and news organisations enjoy in each country, and the efforts made by the state to respect and ensure respect for this freedom.
Macedonia is ranked 45th, which it shares with Cape Verde, Mozambique and Serbia.
The first place is shared by the Netherlands, Finland, Iceland and Ireland while Turkmenistan (167th), Eritrea (166th) and North Korea (168th) are at the end of the list.
Denmark (19th) has dropped from the first place because of serious threats against the authors of the Mohammed cartoons which were published in 2005. For the first time in years in a country that is very observant of civil liberties, journalists had to have police protection due to threats against them because of their work.
MD: Bosnia (19th) is surprisingly high though, we've never thought that. As for Macedonia, 45th is very bad. Press freedom is one of the most important things a country can have!