Press Freedom Index

Why in News?

India’s ranking in the Press Freedom Index has fallen two places to 138.

 

FACTS FOR PRELIMS

Highlights

i)Norway topped the list of having the world’s freest press for the second year in a row.

ii) North Korea remained the most repressive country followed by Eritrea, Turkmenistan, Syria and then China.

iii)India’s ranking has fallen two places to 138th position in a ranking of 180 countries.

 

About the Index

The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries compiled and published by Reporters Without Borders based upon the organisation’s own assessment of the countries’ press freedom records in the previous year.

It intends to reflect the degree of freedom that journalists, news organisations, and netizens have in each country, and the efforts made by authorities to respect this freedom.

The index only deals with press freedom and does not measure the quality of journalism nor does it look at human rights violations in general

 

Reporters Without Borders

It is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press.

HQ-Paris, France

 

Source-The Hindu.