Indonesia in 100th rank in world press freedom
Tokyo (ANTARA News) - Press freedom in Indonesia in the eyes of non governmental organizations monitoring international media in 167 countries in the world as surveyed by Reporters Without Borders (RWB) ranked the 100th.
In the press freedom index of 2007 received by ANTARA News in Tokyo on Sunday, Indonesia ranked second in South Asia after Cambodia.
Under the index, freedom of the press in East Asian countries will be better in Southeast Asia. Press freedom in East Asia ranks the 30th to 40th except the People`s Republic of China (RRC). In fact, press freedom in Timor Leste is much better than that in Indonesia, and was the 92th position.
In the index which only includes minimum violence or threats for journalists in the performance of their journalistic duties, the position of press freedom in 10 ASEAN member countries indicated that Cambodia was in the 85th rank, followed by Indonesia in the 100th rank, Brunei Darussalam 118, Malaysia 124 and the Philippines 128. (*) END