St. Kitts and Nevis maintains high ranking in Press Freedom

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BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JANUARY 30TH 2013 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis maintained a good grade in the Global Press Freedom Rankings by the Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF).

St. Kitts and Nevis is ranked 9 among the 35 nations in the Americas and 30 among the 192 countries worldwide.

In the Americas, St. Lucia is No. 1; St. Vincent and the Grenadines, No. 2; Jamaica, No. 3; United States, No. 4; Barbados, No. 5; Canada, No. 6; Costa Rica, No. 7; Bahamas, No. 8; St. Kitts and Nevis, No. 9; Belize, No. 10; Dominica, No. 11; Suriname, No. 12; Grenada, No. 13; Trinidad and Tobago, 14; Guyana, No. 17 and Antigua and Barbuda, No. 18.

Worldwide the twin-island Federation is ranked 30 ahead of over 167 countries including Australia, Austria, the United Kingdom, Dominica, France, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Belize, Spain, Israel, Antigua and Barbuda and Italy.

The Bahamas is at 29; St. Lucia is ranked 12; St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 21; Jamaica 23; the United States, 23; Barbados, 25; Canada, 26; Belize,33; United Kingdom, 36; Japan, 38; Dominica, 40; Grenada, 44; Spain, 46; Trinidad and Tobago, 50; Israel, 66; Guyana, 70; South Africa, 74; India, 80; Antigua and Barbuda, 82 and Brazil, 91.

St. Kitts and Nevis is among the 66 nations regarded as free. 72 nations are regarded as partly free and 59 others as not free.

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