By: Cheng Chung-shen and Ko Lin
Taipei, April 28 (CNA) Taiwan’s global press freedom ranking improved this year,
moving up six notches from 2016 to 39th place, the sixth best performance by any Asian country, according to an annual report released on Friday by Freedom House.
In Asia, Taiwan was only outranked by Palau, the freest nation in the region, followed by Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Micronesia, and Australia.
Taiwan scored 1 out of 7 for both political rights and civil liberties, achieving a “freedom rating” of 1, the highest score, according to the “Freedom in the World” report published by Freedom House, a Washington-based human rights advocacy group. [FULL STORY]