In 2016 World Press Freedom Index India is Ranks at 133 (Download PDF)


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India ranked 133rd out of 180 nations in recently released 2016 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) measured worldwide in terms of press self-determination in 2015. This year India has scored 43.17 and jumped three spots from the 136th position it had in 2015.

  • The Index was circulated by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Key facts

Top 10 Countries:

  1. Finland, with the score of 8.76 Finland has maintained its top spot for the sixth consecutive year
  2. Netherlands
  3. Norway
  4. Denmark
  5. New Zealand
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Switzerland
  8. Sweden
  9. Ireland
  10. Jamaica

India’s Neighbors:

  1. Bhutan at 94
  2. Nepal at 105
  3. Afghanistan at 120
  4. Sri Lanka at 141
  5. Bangladesh at 144
  6. Pakistan at 147
  7. China at 176
  • The report has emphasized hat there has been a bottomless and worrying decay in deference for media freedom at both the regional and global levels.

About World Press Freedom Index (WPFI)

  • WPFI is collected and industrial by France-based international non-governmental organization Reporters without Borders (RWB), or Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF).
  • The main aim is to promote and protect independence of information and freedom of the press. The index ranks the performance of republics rendering to index calculated based upon various parameters.
  • Some of these limits include media multiplicity and individuality, admiration for the safety and freedom of journalists, and the judicial, institutional and infrastructural atmosphere in which the media operate.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 21, 2016


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