Denmark ranks second on latest World Press Freedom Index as EU standards slide

While all the top spots are populated by Northern European countries, press freedom is deteriorating in the wider EU as political forces fail to guard it during a year when half of the world’s population is going to the polls.

A map representing the results of the 2024 World Press Freedom Index. Photo: Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Denmark has placed second on the 2024 World Press Freedom Index – an annual ranking by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) of media independence, journalist safety and freedom of expression in 180 countries. Denmark was beaten to the top spot by neighbouring Norway, while Sweden came a close third.  With the Netherlands, Finland and Estonia following […]


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