The US has **the most journalistic freedom in the world**
wrong, according the journos themselves at least; US doesn't even make it into the top 30.
Journos are hardly the best judges, as they have their collective bias as well. And it seems to be Leftist: notice how Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil and Israel are all lumped together, while Venezuela has effective persecution of the press; Argentina is trying to follow on its heels, fortunately less effectively; and Brazil is solidary with these governments. In fact, the three governments have the same tendencies; I would argue the difference in the effectiveness of political censorship is less a difference of substance in the government and more of different strengths of the civil societies.
Israel should be about par with Europe and North America, which shows journos ignored the circumstance of its living in a continuous state of war.