23 Feb '12, 3am

Singapore moves up 1 spot to take 135th out of 179 in World Press Freedom index: Yay! We improved! Suck it, Uganda!

SINGAPORE - The Republic has moved up one place on the 2011-2012 World Press Freedom Index and is now ranked 135, after the last index was released in 2010. The index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders, involved 179 nations. Malaysia, meanwhile, has moved up 19 places and is now ranked 122 compared to 141 in 2010. It is now ahead of neighbours Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. "This year's index sees many changes; changes that reflect a year that was incredibly rich in developments, especially in the Arab world," Reporters Without Borders said, adding that the past year also highlighted the role played by Netizens in producing and disseminating news. It said the international media had paid dearly for its coverage of democratic aspirations or opposition movements as totalitarian and repressive regimes continued to control news and information....

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