UK among the worst in western Europe for press freedom

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Latest global ranking places Britain behind Uruguay, Samoa and Chile for restrictions on reporters.

By Jim Waterson, Media editor

The UK has one of the worst environments for press freedom in western Europe, according to a global ranking that places Britain below the likes of Uruguay, Samoa, and Chile for restrictions on reporters as they seek to hold power to account.

Reporters Without Borders, which campaigns for journalistic freedoms, said the UK ranked 40th out of 180 countries on its annual World Press Freedom Index, leaving it ranked between Trinidad & Tobago and Burkina Faso.

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