Qatar Becomes Third Top Arab Country for Press Freedom

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 03 May 2023
Qatar Becomes Third Top Arab Country for Press Freedom
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Qatar has been ranked as the third top Arab country for press freedom, advancing 14 points in global rankings as per Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) 2023 World Press Freedom Index.

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Qatar secured the 105th level out of a total 180 countries worldwide included in the report.

RSF attributed the latest progress to Qatar’s “World Cup spotlight”, under which it said the country eased media access.

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“Under a spotlight and in a bid not to tarnish the country’s image, the authorities relaxed some of the rules obstructing the media, even if some subjects were still difficult to cover,” RSF said.

Meanwhile, Comoros topped the list of the Arab countries for press freedom.