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  • Information Minister Senator Hon. Sandrea Falconer says the “Jamaica has reaped a good reward” with its improved ranking in the World Press Freedom Index.
  • The 2015 World Press Freedom Index compiled by ‘Reporters Without Borders’ ranks Jamaica in 9th place.
  • Jamaica moved up eight places in the 2015 Report when compared to its 17th position last year.

Information Minister Senator Hon. Sandrea Falconer says the “Jamaica has reaped a good reward” with its improved ranking in the World Press Freedom Index.

Commenting on the release today of the 2015 World Press Freedom Index compiled by ‘Reporters Without Borders’ which ranks Jamaica in 9th place, Senator Falconer said: “being among the top ten countries worldwide in terms of press freedom is a significant achievement which has come about through clear actions by the government to improve our media and communications environment. While the country boasts a tradition of a free press, such actions as the access to information and the considerable expansion in the media landscape have undoubtedly contributed to this improved position.”

“The new ranking is testimony to the hard work put into ensuring that media in Jamaica continue to operate in an environment of  integrity, truth and fairness. Along with our journalists and the entire media fraternity, the Government will continue to play its part so that Jamaica continues to be a shining example of press freedom to the world,” Minister Falconer said.

Jamaica moved up eight places in the 2015 Report when compared to its 17th position last year.

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