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Surprising Press Freedom Rankings

By Martin W. Lewis | April 3, 2012 |

Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index for 2012 shows some interesting patterns. Overall, press freedom—according to the measurements employed—does not correlate well with levels of economic or social development. Southeast Asia, for example, is depicted as much more restrictive than sub-Saharan Africa, a much poorer region. The only two Southeast Asian countries that make the middle category, Cambodia and Timor …

Problems in the Panhandle: Namibia’s Caprivi Strip

By Martin W. Lewis | September 13, 2011 | 4 Comments
Map of Language Groups in the Caprivi Strip and Environs

Of the world’s many geopolitical “panhandles,” that of Oklahoma best fits the term: the state is indeed shaped like a pan with a well-defined handle. In regard to sovereign states, Namibia seems to sport the clearest handle, although the rest of the country looks more like a deep pot than a pan. At any rate

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