The importance accorded press freedom was most strongly felt in Latin America. In Mexico, nearly eight in 10 resondents said it was very important. . .___
Among developed countries, Britain toped the list, with 65 percent calling press freedom very important. In the U.S., on the other hand, only 56 percent chose very important. . . less than the 58 percent of Chinese respondents who opted for very important.
The least enthusiasm for an unfettered press was found in Russia (23 percent said very important), Iran (29 percent), and India (34 percent).
See also: Freedom House Press release
Photo: By Jotman. Depicts Indonesian journalists marching in Jakarta last week. Story here.