04 May, 2008

UAE Press "Not Free"

Freedom House, the not for profit organisation that monitors international democracy and freedoms, has released it's 2008 "Freedom of the Press" Survey which it conducts annually. Since Freedom House commenced this survey in 2002, the UAE has maintained it's "Not Free" rating, which is the lowest of the 3 possible grades allocated. This year, fellow "Not Free" countries include China, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, KSA and North Korea.

Full details http://freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=362

4 comments:

DUBAI JAZZ said...

I tend to suspect anything that comes out of a name with the 'house' suffix!

alexander said...

While I obviously wouldn't stand for the argument that the media is free, I agree with Dubai Jazz. Take a look at Freedom House in Wikipedia. I stopped reading here:

"Our diverse Board of Trustees is united in the view that American leadership in international affairs is essential to the cause of human rights and freedom."

Right. Anyone spell i.r.a.q.?

Dubai Entrepreneur said...

Not sure Iraq is relevant here. The statement does not say that they are in agreement with policies by the American leadership. They are saying that leadership coming from America is essential to the "cause of human rights and freedom." I tend to agree with that view myself. How they go about doing it is a whole other affair.

Anonymous said...

Even in US and Eroupe.. Not Free

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