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Press Freedom: The Americas second best in the world, says Reporters without Borders. Mexico an exception.

The Americas Post.- Mexican journalists protest anti-media violence.

The Americas Post.- Mexican journalists protest anti-media violence.

The 2014 Press Freedom Index made by Reporters without Borders , rates media freedom during 2013 in 180 countries based on violations including deaths, attacks, abductions, exile and censorship of journalists, and by measuring authorities’ efforts to protect media rights.

As a region, the Americas received the second best score in the world after the European Union and the Balkans. However, several Latin American nations registered significant drops in press freedom, or continued to register poor scores.

Mexico, long considered one of the region’s most dangerous countries for journalists, continued to hold mainland Latin America’s lowest spot on the list, at 152nd (surpassed by Cuba, at 170th).