Press freedoms sunk to a decade low across the globe, thanks to major regressions in the Middle East and to the Edward Snowden leaks, according to an annual media watchdog report.
Both Britain and the United States edged lower because of government crackdowns like the one the Guardian reported in the wake of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations, according to Freedom House’s report of 2013 global press trends.
Consider what the report said about the United States, for example, which is among the world’s “Free” countries:
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