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Reporters Without Borders has released its annual report about the state of press freedom around the world, and the news for journalists isn’t good. Here’s a brief overview from the report:

The report also says that “Iraq remains the world’s biggest graveyard for journalists” and notes that “all but one of the 47 journalists killed [there] last year were Iraqis.”

The organization also published it newest list of the countries that do the best and worst jobs of safeguarding press freedom. At the top was Iceland, and at the bottom was Eritrea. The United States ranked number 48, behind Cyprus and Nicaragua but ahead of Togo, Mauritania, and Bulgaria.
–David Schonauer