WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

Today is World Press Freedom Day which naturally is an important day for Loesje and numerous others around the world, who are fighting for human rights, democracy and a strong civil society.

If you would like to see how your country, or any other, is ranking on the Press Freedom Index, check it out here:

http://en.rsf.org/press-freedom-index-2010,1034.html

It’s made by the Reporters Without Borders and this time 178 independent sources from countries filled the questionnaires completely. Note that Egypt has risen to place 127 whereas Denmark has sunk from 1st to 11th place. Eritrea is still at the bottom. The Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak has today been imprisoned 3509 days, since autumn 2001. His crime? He's a journalist, which the authoritorian regime does not appreciate.