Reporters Without Borders has published their 2006 Worldwide Press Freedom Index. The results are both interesting and disturbing. Finland ranked the highest in press freedom, followed by Iceland, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Czech Republic. The bottom of the list included Burma, Cuba, Eritrea, Turkmenistan, and North Korea.
The United States, Japan, and France have all fallen since the firstIndex in 2002 (the US was then number 17). We should all be embarrassed at the rank of the US. You can see the Index and more analysis here.
And thanks to Stran_ger of Wall of Speech for bringing this to our attention. I recommend Wall of Speech – very interesting reading and I am now a contributor!