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India Ranked at 133 on World Press Freedom Index

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World Press Freedom Index:

Annual Ranking of countries based on the organization compilation of the Countries press freedom in the previous year

Published By: Reporters Without Borders

  • Shows the levels of freedom that journalists, News Organisations enjoy in the country
  • India gains at 133 among 180 countries in the recent annual meeting of World Press freedom Index and there is improvement in the rank whereas 136th in 2015.
  • Finland retains its first position for the sixth consecutive year, Netherlands and Norway gains successive position

Threats posed to Indian Journalists:

  • Attacked and criticized by various Religious groups
  • Doing journalism in Kashmir is regarded as vulnerable
  • There is no mechanism for protecting them

Ranks of India’s neighbouring countries:World Press Freedom Index

  • China – 176
  • Pakistan – 147
  • Sri Lanka – 141
  • Bangladesh – 144
  • Afghanistan – 120
  • Nepal – 105
  • Bhutan – 94

United States is ranked 44th and Russia is at 148

About Press Council of India:

The Press Council of India was established in 1966 by the Parliament on the recommendations of the First Press Commission with the objectives of preserving the freedom of the press and of maintaining & improving the standards of press in India.