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India retains its position in Press Freedom Index

Date: 21 April 2021 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • India has retained its position in the World Press Freedom Index 2021 published by the international journalism not-for profit body, Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
  • The report says that India continues to be counted among the countries classified “bad” for journalism and is termed as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists trying to do their jobs properly.
  • The latest index ranks 180 countries, topped by Norway followed by Finland and Denmark, while Eritrea is at the bottom. China is ranked 177, and is only above North Korea at 179 and Turkmenistan at 178.
  • India is ranked 142, same as last year. In the South Asian neighbourhood, Nepal is at 106, Sri Lanka at 127, Myanmar (before the coup) at 140, Pakistan at 145 and Bangladesh at 152.