World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) 2021 – UPSC Prelims

  • India is ranked 142/180 countries. (Same as 2020)
  • Index is released by France-based international non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders (RWB), or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF).
  • Norway is ranked 1.
  • Index parameters include media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, and the legislative, institutional and infrastructural environment in which the media operate.
  • India continues to be counted among the countries classified “bad” for journalism. Similarly, India is termed as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists trying to do their jobs properly.
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