India Now got Demoted at 161 out of 180 Countries in Press Freedom Index


In contrast to India Pakistan climbed up Seven spots and reached 150 in PFI

The latest report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a global media watchdog, reveals that India’s position in the World Press Freedom Index has deteriorated to 161 out of 180 nations in 2023. This represents a decline from India’s previous rank of 150 in 2022. Meanwhile, Pakistan has performed relatively better in terms of media freedom, having been ranked 150, an improvement from its previous rank of 157.

According to the latest ranking released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a non-governmental organization that advocates for media freedom, Norway, Ireland, and Denmark secured the top three spots in the world for press freedom. On the other end of the spectrum, Vietnam, China, and North Korea were ranked as the countries with the least press freedom. RSF, which has its headquarters in Paris and holds consultative status with the United Nations, releases an annual ranking of press freedom in different countries and territories. The World Press Freedom Index aims to compare the level of media freedom enjoyed by journalists and media professionals in 180 nations and territories in the previous year.

RSF characterizes press freedom as the capacity of both individual and group journalists to choose, create, and distribute news stories that serve the public interest, free from any interference stemming from political, economic, legal, or societal factors, and without being subject to any threats that endanger their mental or physical well-being.

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