To: Reporters Without Frontiers
Just 1 or 2 questions: is it possible that some countries are nice to journalists (and receive a high score) because they are generally getting good press?
And that these same countries would be much more repressive if they were getting bad press, or in the middle of a war?
Or that these same countries leave media intimidation to freelance groups (eg. Lebanon and Hezbollah)?
From: RSF - Afrique [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wed, October 23, 2002 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: World Press Freedom Survey
I dont think countries like Benin or Senegal (more than 1000 people recently died in a ferry accident and a war is dividing the country for more than ten years) are getting a good press. And there is a real press freedom there. They have a good rank in our index.
On the other hand, when there is a war in a country of course journalists are often victims of it.
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