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Jamaica eighth in world press freedom rankings..

mikesiva 2019-04-20 07:52:29 


1) Norway
2) Finland
3) Sweden
4) Netherlands
5) Denmark

The democratic socialist countries of Scandinavia are clearly doing something right....

8 ) Jamaica
10) Costa Rica
19) Uruguay
20) Suriname
22) Samoa
23) Namibia
27) Ghana
31) south Africa
33) UK
39) Trinidad
48 ) USA
50) OECS
51) Guyana
140) India
172) Saudi Arabia
177) China
180) Turkmenistan

Chrissy 2019-04-20 09:05:50 

In reply to mikesiva

It's great - the one area where they can't beat us into submission.

nitro 2019-04-20 10:31:52 

In reply to mikesiva

Great, #1 performing stock market as well.

JahJah 2019-04-20 11:31:36 

Surprised not to see BIM dead last di way dey are told to lie about stats and fudge numbers. big grin

Emir 2019-04-20 13:25:34 

In reply to mikesiva

Who designed published and advertised this "ranking?"

I am very suspicious about this as modern day "journalism" could hardly be considered journalism anymore, and the rich and powerful decides the narrative.

sgtdjones 2019-04-20 13:48:17 

In reply to JahJah

Mount Gay Fuzzy and Grenadian che come fer you soon.

lol lol lol

Priapus 2019-04-20 14:09:33 

Oh Wow! The OECS is actually a country.

Ewart 2019-04-20 17:06:58 

In reply to mikesiva

Yes, but not because it is so good but because the others are so bad!


JahJah 2019-04-20 18:04:19 

In reply to Emir

And the land of free not ranked number 1? Yeah, much to suspicious about. rolleyes

mikesiva 2019-04-21 07:10:53 

In reply to Emir

Having worked as a journalist in Jamaica, nobody ever told me to write something from a political perspective. I always used my own perspective. I have friends who are still journalists in Jamaica, and they continue to use their own perspectives, relatively free from political interference.

In contrast, most journalists in the UK are required to have an anti Jeremy Corbyn slant, or they will not get promoted. Only the Mirror and some Guardian columnists are sympathetic to the Labour party. The vast majority are institutionally pro Tory.

Journalists like Peter Oborne resigned from the Telegraph when rich bankers spiked a story he was writing about HSBC. I never experienced that level of interference in Jamaica journalism.