Scott: Today we discuss an event that passed virtually unnoticed in the United States. May 3 was the annual World Press Freedom Day, a day designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and to remind governments to respect and uphold freedom of expression. Each year, several respected surveys measure press freedom around the world. Freedom House’s Freedom of the Press Survey is probably the oldest. When did it start and what nations does it cover?
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