What's Behind The Lower U.S. Press Freedom Ranking?
The U.S. has slipped three spots to 49th in Reporters Without Borders' annual World Press Freedom Index.By Kate Grumke | February 13, 2015
Reporters Without Borders released its annual World Press Freedom Index Thursday and revealed the U.S. has received its lowest score since 2006.
The U.S. is ranked 49th in the world — dropping from 46th — right behind Malta, Niger, Burkina Faso and El Salvador.
In comparison, our northern neighbor Canada was ranked 8th this year. Mexico, on the other hand, is 148th.