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.