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Fiji and PNG featured in press freedom index

Fiji and PNG featured in press freedom index

Updated 30 January 2013, 18:30 AEST

Fiji has jumped 10 places on the annual Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders despite ongoing problems in the country's media environment.

Meanwhile PNG has slipped six places to be ranked 41st out of 179 nations surveyed and New Zealand was considered the 8th most free press in the world.

The index is determined by questionaires sent to media rights NGOs, journalists, jurists and human rights workers. It covers the period of December 2011 to November 2012

For more on the annual press freedom index, Liam Cochrane spoke with Ben Ismail head of the Asia Pacific Desk, Reporters Without Borders

Presenter: Liam Cochrane spoke

Speaker: Ben Ismail head of the Asia Pacific Desk, Reporters Without Borders

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