World Press Freedom Index 2021

India has ranked 142nd yet again out of 180 nations in the recently unveiled World Press Freedom Index.

Published by Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) or Reporters Without Borders since 2002.
Purpose =The Index ranks 180 countries and regions according to the level of freedom available to journalists.
However, the index neither ranks public policies and nor is it an indicator of the quality of journalism in each country or region.                          The index ranks 180 countries based on the following parameters, such as                                                      a)Pluralism, b) Media independence c) Environment and self-censorship d) legislative framework e) Transparency f) Infrastructure g) Abuses.

Topped byèNorway tops the index, followed by Finland and Denmark.
India ranks 142nd on the World Press Freedom Index 2021. The rank is the same as in 2020 after it had consistently slid down from 133 in 2016.
India’s South Asian neighborhood è Nepal is at 106, Sri Lanka at 127, Myanmar (before the coup) at 140, Pakistan at 145, and Bangladesh at 152.