World Press Freedom Index Ghana Ranks 22nd, Ahead Of United States And Others

Ghana has moved up five places with a score of 15.5 to secure the 22nd position out of 180 countries and the second behind Namibia in Africa

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Journalists interviewing late Prez. Atta Mills

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Ghana has jumped five leaps to 22nd with a total score of 15.5 to gain a place ahead of the United States out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index ranking. Ghana is also the second country from Africa on the chart, just a place behind Namibia.

This data was computed based on a range of criteria that include media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, and the legislative, institutional and infrastructural environment in which the media operate.

In the annual report released Thursday, February 12, 2015 by the group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the top three are Scandinavian countries: Finland, which maintains the position for five years in a row, followed by Norway and Denmark.

The United States fell three places down to a 49 position from last year, Congo fell 25 places to 107, Libya also fell 17 places to 154, and the United Kingdom lost a spot to secure the 34th position.

RSF meanwhile stated categorically that "the indicators compiled by Reporters Without Borders are incontestable".

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