JAMAICA IMPROVES IN PRESS FREEDOM

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Jamaica has moved up eight places on the World Press Freedom Index.

The Press Freedom rankings for 2024, place Jamaica at 24 out of 180 countries, up from 32 last year.

Rankings closer to one signify a free press, while rankings closer to 180, mean there are press restrictions.

The index was released by Reporters without Borders RSF today and also shows Trinidad and Tobago at 25.

RSF says in the past two decades, freedom of the press as a whole, has continued to improve in Jamaica, however its says there is a growing gulf of distrust, between government officials and media, that has contributed to a decline in institutional respect for press freedom.