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Ireland drops nine places in press index over blasphemy law - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 27, 2010
Brilliant. One of the few things we had to be proud of, and FF can't even leave that alone.IRELAND’S BLASPHEMY law has caused it to fall from joint first to 10th place in the 2010 Reporters Sans Frontičres Press Freedom Index.
Last year, the Paris-based organisation, which measures freedom of the press around the globe, ranked Ireland in joint-first position with Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Ireland had jumped from joint fourth in 2008, and from eighth place in 2007.
“Obviously the situation in relation to press freedom in general in Ireland is quite good, but Ireland lost a lot of points this year due to the blasphemy legislation,” the organisation’s Olivier Basille told The Irish Times . “The possible consequences of this law, both in Ireland and internationally, are very worrying.”