In particular, in Europe:
According to RSF, 'the European Unions recorded a bigger decline in 2015 than in the 2014
Index, exposing the limits of its “democratic model” and highlighting
the inability of its mechanisms to halt the erosion. The EU appears to
be swamped by a certain desire on the part of some member states to
compromise on freedom of information. As a result, the gaps between
members are widening – EU countries are ranked from 1st to 106th in the
Index, an unprecedented spread.'