World Press Ranking: Singapore worse than Sudan, Somalia, and Swaziland

October 24, 2006
Singapore Democrats

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Reporters Without Borders has just released the findings of its annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006.

[No] [Country] [Score]

1. Finland (0.50)
1. Iceland (0.50)
1. Irland (0.50)
1. Netherland (0.50)
5. Czech Republic (0.75)
6. Estonia (2.00)
6. Norway (2.00)
8. Slovaquia 2.50
8. Switzerland (2.50)
10. Hungary (3.00)
10. Latvia (3.00)
10. Portugal (3.00)
10. Slovenia (3.00)
14. Belgium (4.00)
14. Sweden (4.00)
16. Austria (4.50)
16. Bolivia (4.50)
16. Canada (4.50)
19. Bosnia-Herzegovina (5.00)
19. Denmark (5.00)
19. New-Zealand (5.00)
19. Trinidad and Tobago (5.00)
23. Benin (5.50)
23. Germany (5.50)
23. Jamaica (5.50)
26. Namibia (6.00)
27. Lituania (6.50)
27. United Kingdom (6.50)
29. Costa Rica (6.67)
30. Cyprus (7.50)
31. South Korea (7.75)
32. Greece (8.00)
32. Mauritius (8.00)
34. Ghana (8.50)
35. Australia (9.00)
35. Bulgaria (9.00)
35. France (9.00)
35. Mali (9.00)
39. Panama (9.50)
40. Italy (9.90)
41. El Salvador (10.00)
41. Spain (10.00)
43. Taiwan (10.50)
44. South Africa (11.25)
45. Cape Verde (11.50)
45. Macedonia (11.50)
45. Mozambique (11.50)
45. Serbia and Montenegro (11.50)
49. Chile (11.63)
50. Israel (12.00)
51. Japan (12.50)
52. Dominican Republic (12.75)
53. Botswana (13.00)
53. Croatia (13.00)
53. Tonga (13.00)
53. United States of America (13.00)
57. Uruguay (13.75)
58. Fiji (14.00)
58. Hong-Kong (14.00)
58. Poland (14.00)
58. Romania (14.00)
62. Central African Republic (14.50)
62. Cyprus [North] (14.50)
62. Guinea-Bissau (14.50)
63. Honduras (14.50)
66. Madagascar (15.00)
66. Togo (15.00)
68. Ecuador (15.25)
69. Nicaragua (15.50)
70. Burkina Faso (16.00)
70. Kosovo (16.00)
70. Lesotho (16.00)
73. Congo (17.00)
73. Kuwait (17.00)
75. Brazil (17.17)
76. Argentina (17.30)
77. Mauritania (17.50)
77. Senegal (17.50)
77. United Arab Emirates (17.50)
80. Albania (18.00)
80. Qatar (18.00)
82. Paraguay (18.25)
83. Timor-Leste (18.50)
84. Liberia (19.00)
85. Moldova (19.17)
86. Mongolia (19.25)
87. Haiti (19.50)
88. Tanzania (19.82)
89. Georgia (21.00)
90. Guatemala (21.25)
91. Angola (21.50)
92. Malaysia (22.25)
93. Comoros (22.50)
93. Zambia (22.50)
95. Niger (24.50)
95. Seychelles (24.50)
97. Morocco (24.83)
98. Bhutan (25.00)
98. Cote D’voire (25.00)
98. Turkey (25.00)
101. Armenia (25.50)
101. Malawi (25.50)
103. Indonesia (26.00)
103. Sierra Leone (26.00)
105. India (26.50)
105. Ukraine (26.50)
107. Lebanon (27.00)
108. Cambodia (27.25)
109. Guinea (27.50)
109. Jordan (27.50)
111. Bahrein (28.00)
112. Cameroon (28.25)
112. Peru (28.25)
114. Gabon (28.50)
115. Venezuela (29.00)
116. Uganda (29.83)
117. Tajikistan (30.00)
118. Kenya (30.25)
119. United States of America [extra-territorial] (31.50)
120. Nigeria (32.23)
121. Djibouti (33.00)
122. Thailand (33.50)
123. Kyrgyzstan (34.00)
124. Chad (35.50)
125. Burundi (39.83)
126. Algeria (40.00)
127. Swaziland (40.50)
128. Kazakhstan (41.00)
128. Rwanda (41.00)
130. Afghanistan (44.25)
131. Colombia (44.75)
132. Mexico (45.83)
133. Egypt (46.25)
134. Palestinian Authority (46.75)
135. Azerbaijan (47.00)
135. Israel [extra-territorial] (47.00)
137. Bangladesh (48.00)
137. Equatorial Guinea (48.00)
139. Sudan (48.13)
140. Zimbabwe (50.00)
141. Sri Lanka (50.75)
142. Democratic Republic of Congo (51.00)
142. Philippines (51.00)
144. Maldives (51.25)
144. Somalia (51.25)
146. Singapore (51.50)
147. Russia 52.50
148. Tunisia 53.75
149. Gambia 54.00
149. Yemen 54.00
151. Belarus 57.00
152. Libya 62.50
153. Syria 63.00
154. Iraq 66.83
155. Vietnam 67.25
156. Laos 67.50
157. Pakistan 70.33
158. Uzbekistan 71.00
159. Nepal 73.50
160. Ethiopia 75.00
161. Saudi Arabia 76.00
162. Iran 90.88
163. China 94.00
164. Burma 94.75
165. Cuba 95.00
166. Eritrea 97.50
167. Turkmenistan (98.50)
168. North Korea (109.00)

For RWB’s report on Asia, go to www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=19382