Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Free Press Officially Demoted for Italy

Italy should be ashamed. According to the world map and journalist team at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Italy's freedom of press status has been recently demoted to only "Partly Free". The reasons for their curatorial and journalistic decision is explained in the second photo below. The map at the Newseum has the world divided into 3 major categories and colors: red for Not Free, yellow for Partly Free and green for Free.

Explanation for Italy:

The Newseum, created by the Freedom Forum to show the influence of the media on the world, demonstrates the importance of the free press and highlights technology's impact on media and the news.

The museum located just off Washington's mall, at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, was opened about two year ago and has a temporary exhibition currently running about the history of the FBI, including its fight against the mafia last century in the USA.

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