Civil liberties Epic Fail

Chart of the Day

Mother Jones has compiled this handy chart for comparing the relative level of free speech, civil liberties, and journalistic freedom one can expect in each country currently reported to be part of Edward Snowden’s world tour.

As you can see it’s hit or miss, while the United States ranks relatively high according to Reporters Without Borders, Freedom House, and Transparency International.


Iceland is of course ranked higher, but that seems to have fallen off Snowden’s list of destinations in lieu of Russia, Cuba, and Ecuador.