Korea Rises to 64th in Media Freedom Rankings

  • Arirang News

    May 03, 2013 11:24

    According to the latest report by Freedom House, a U.S.-based human rights organization, the level of press freedom here rose this year as Korea ranked 64th out of 196 countries, tying it with Israel, Chile and Namibia. It moved up from 68th last year.

    Despite the slight improvement, however, Korea's media remains only "partly free" due to increased government censorship of news and information content. Its rating was downgraded from "free" to "partly free" in 2011.

    Norway and Sweden topped this year’s list while North Korea, at the bottom of the index, ranked as one of the world's most tightly controlled.

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