U.S. Drops in Press Freedom Ranking Over Handling of Leaks


The United States did not doing as good a job of upholding its First Amendment in 2013, according to a report published Wednesday.

Based on its pursuit and prosecution of whistleblowers and information leakers, the U.S. dropped 13 positions, landing at 46th — between Romania and Haiti — on the “World Press Freedom Index of 2014.” Reporters Without Borders, a global advocacy group based in France, compiles the report each year based on an examination of factors (.pdf) such as violence, media independence and transparency during the previous calendar year.

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