Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] FW: US #17 world press freedom (Canada #5)
From: Thomas Schofield <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 02:18:27 -0700 (PDT)

A quick perusal of the list suggests there could be a
statistically significant correlation between average
temperature and press freedoms.  Colder climates
appear to have more press freedom than warmer
climates?  Is there a mechanism for causation?  



> from:
> Reporters Without Borders publishes the first
> worldwide press freedom index
> Right at the top of the list four countries share
> first place - Finland,
> Iceland, Norway and the Netherlands. These northern
> European states
> scrupulously respect press freedom in their own
> countries but also speak up
> for it elsewhere, for example recently in Eritrea
> and Zimbabwe. The
> highest-scoring country outside Europe is Canada,
> which comes fifth....
> more at:

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