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Romania on 84th position in press freedom rankings

The press is partly free in Romania and in other 67 countries, such as the Republic of Moldova, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Italy, according to the survey “Freedom of the Press 2014”, drawn up by Freedom House and quoted by Mediafax. The report, which assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom in 197 countries worldwide, revealed that in 2014, only 63 countries enjoy a free press (32 percent), with Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands topping the ranking. The countries with a free press are also Finland and Belgium (both ranking on the 4th place), Germany (No. 18), Canada (No. 26), the Czech Republic (No. 27), the U.S. (No. 30), France (No. 33), UK (No. 36), Spain (no. 52) and Israel (No. 62). At the same time, the media in 68 countries (35 percent) was rated partly free last year, Romania ranking 84th worldwide, the same position held by the Dominican Republic and Botswana.

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