World press freedom index

World press freedom index


SOURCE- Livemint


India retains 142 of 180 spots remains  one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalist

Key points

  • why India has not slept for the on the world press freedom index 2021 while it is to be counted among the countries classified bad for Journalism Did Brazil Mexico and Russia
  • India is ranked 142 same as last year  after it had consistently slip down from 133 in 2016

The latest index released ranks 180 country

  •  topped Again by Norway followed by Finland and Denmark 
  • China is ranked 177 and it’s only about North Korea at 179 and Turkmenistan at 178

 Reason behind decline in India performance

  •  the coordinated hate campaigns based on social networks against journalists who dare  to speak or write about subject that annoy hindutv follower
  • The situation is very worrying in Kashmir,  where reporters are often harassed by police and Paramilitary  forces
  • government uses  innovative practices derived from marketing to impose their own narrative with the mainstream media 

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