Top 10 Countries Ranked Highest On the Press Freedom Index

This list is fact-based. No opinions.

I currently take a Mass Communication class and during one session, I found out that the United States currently ranks 41st in the Press Freedom Index. That's incredible, and pretty absurd, but this list shows the countries with the best freedom of press, and you might be a bit surprised at the results...
Created on 5/2/2016, source:

The Top Ten

1 Finland Finland

In Finland, you can get 4 years incarceration for simply clicking on any website deemed "racist."

2 Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands has criminal sanctions for criticism of religion.

3 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

"Free speech" in Norway is "subject to police approval."

This list is about freedom of press, not freedom of speech. They're covered by the same laws, but they're still different. - Mcgillacuddy

4 Luxembourg Luxembourg
5 Andorra Andorra Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France.
6 Liechtenstein
7 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Denmark has criminal sanctions against "hate speech" similar to Sweden's.

8 Iceland Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
9 New Zealand New Zealand
10 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

Sweden has criminal sanctions against speech criticizing lifestyle and non-Judeo-Christian religion,

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