Published by Freedom House, a non-partisan advocacy organization for democracy and human rights worldwide founded by Eleanor Roosevelt, Wendell Willkie, and others, the 2000 edition of the Press Freedom Survey offers a "country-by-country worldwide assessment of press freedom." This year's study, which examines freedom of the press in 186 countries, pays special attention to government restrictions on Internet access. It finds that "nearly two-thirds of countries, accounting for 80 percent of the world's population, restrict press freedom." Users can download the full text of the 36-page report in .pdf format or view the country reports, methodology, and tables and charts in HTML format.
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