The UK is the 38th country in the world in terms of a free press, having slid four places down the rankings from last year.

While global press freedom slipped, the UK declined even more over the past year; it's overall index score dropping 1.7 points, compared to the average decline of 1.17.

It is unfortunately clear that many of the world’s leaders are developing a form of paranoia about legitimate journalism.

  • RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire
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