Use this activity during a visit to the Newseum's World Press Freedom Gallery or in your classroom with the interactive map on the Freedom House website to explore the state of freedoms around the world.
Not every country is guaranteed the right to a free press. In many nations around the world, journalists and reporters face intimidation, censorship, and violence. Use a map of the world to understand the varying degrees of press freedom and explore how these countries differ from each other and what that means for their citizens.
GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school
TIME: 30-45 minutes
MATERIALS: World Press Freedom Worksheet (download); access to the online Freedom House interactive map or kiosk in the Newseum’s Time Warner World News Gallery (Level 3).