World Press Freedom Index: India ranks 142nd

On April 22, 2020, the Global Press freedom Index was launched. India ranked 142nd in the index and had dropped two places.

Highlights: India

The World Press Freedom Index says that with no murder of journalists in India in 2019 as compared to 2018, the security situation in the country has improved. According to the index, there were 6 murders of journalists in the country in 2018. According to the index, in India, there have been violations in press freedom, reprisals that were instigated by corrupt local officials and ambushes by political activists.

Highlights: World

According to the index, Pakistan ranked 145 dropping three places. Bangladesh ranked 151. Norway ranked first, North Korea was at 180th and China ranked 177th.

World Press Freedom Index

The Index is compiled and published by Reporters without borders, a Paris based non-profit organisation. Around 180 countries were ranked in the index. According to the index, South Asia performed the least as compared to all the other regions.

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