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Ukraine enters TOP-100 countries in World Press Freedom Index

Source : 112 Ukraine

However, the improved overall of Ukraine’s position took place due to the deteriorating of indicators of other countries
21:07, 21 April 2020

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Ukraine has risen by six positions and occupied the 96th place in the World Press Freedom Index as the Reporters Without Borders reported.

Meanwhile, Ukraine deteriorated its score by 0.06 and its index is 32.52: the lower the score the better is the result. Thus, the improved overall of Ukraine’s position took place due to the deteriorating of indicators of other countries.

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The experts believe that the drawback of the freedom of the press is the underinvestment of the independent public broadcaster. Moreover, the organization considers that the change of power in Ukraine did not influence the situation with the attacks on the journalists. That is why the Reporters Without Borders urges to decrease the influence of the oligarchs on media and provide the independence of the journalists.

According to the experts, the information war with Russia negatively influenced the freedom of press as some Russian mass media and social networks are banned in Ukraine and some foreign journalists are banned from entering Ukraine.

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The best situation with press freedom is observed in Norway. Concerning our neighbors, Russia occupies the 149th place and Belarus is on the 153rd place.

As we reported, Out of the 186 countries in the ranking of economic freedom, Ukraine was in 134th place, falling into the category of “predominantly non-free” economies.

 

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