Published on: December 22, 2021
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM INDEX
upward Government of India does not agree with the conclusions drawn by Reporters Without Borders about press freedom in India for various reasons
- Published annually by Reporters Without Borders since 2002
- Measures the level of media freedom in 180 countries
- Based on an evaluation of media freedom that measures pluralism, media independence, the quality of the legal framework and the safety of journalists.
- Includes indicators of the level of media freedom violations in each region.
- Compiled by means of a questionnaire in 20 languages that is completed by experts all over the world
- Norway topped the index for the fifth year in a row.
- The report labelled 132 countries as “very bad”, “bad” or “problematic”.
- India remained at the 142nd position among 180 countries, in the “bad” category, along with Brazil, Mexico and Russia.
- In 2016, India’s rank was 133, which has steadily climbed down to 142 in 2020.