World Press Freedom Index 2010

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The press freedom index that Reporters Without Borders publishes every year measures the level of freedom of information in different countries. In 2010, the defence of media freedom continued to be a battle, a battle of vigilance in the democracies of old Europe and a battle against oppression and injustice in the totalitarian regimes still scattered across the globe. Iran was ranked 175 out of 178 and was among the four worst countries on the list.

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Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders
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