In a context of confusion and flashy journalism, rigour becomes a precious value.
The first 5 countries of the list are all Muslim-majority lands. Italy ranks 7. “Religious freedom includes the right to express a full range of beliefs”, USCIRF report says.
Syria, Central African Republic, Egypt, Iraq, and Vietnam are also among the “countries of particular concern.” For the first time, Western Europe is in the list as a place that “deserve monitoring.”