World Press Freedom Map
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.
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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.
- World Press Freedom Worksheet (download), one per student
- Access to the online Freedom House interactive map or kiosk in the Newseum's Time Warner World News Gallery (Level 3).
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