The Press Freedom index 2008
by Reporters without borders
is quite interesting. The best rated countries are Iceland, Luxembourg and Norway, followed by mostly European countries, and countries which are currently not at war. Maybe this is a good list to read if you plan to emigrate :)
Austria - where I live - is ranked 14th, while Germany is 20th. I guess the position of Germany will get worse this year, since the german government is currently implementing a blackbox Internet censorship system and raiding the houses of people criticising this, like they did with the owner of the wikileaks.de domain.
The USA are ranked 36th, the last Countries are Burma, Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea.