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2018 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD)

The World Press Freedom Day is observed every year on May 3 to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives while following their profession. The 2018 theme “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule ..

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India ranked 138th in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

India has been ranked 138th out of 180 countries in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI), which is compiled by Reporters Without Borders. As per index, India fared poorly on indicators such as hate speeches, attacks on journalists on social media, trolling them and targeting their reputation. The report also mentions that at least ..

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India ranked 42nd at Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s annual Global Democracy Index

India has been ranked 42nd out of 165 countries at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s annual Global Democracy Index due to rise of conservative religious ideologies and increase in vigilantism and violence against minorities as well as other dissenting voices. This year’s report which also measured the state of media freedom around the world noted ..

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India ranks 136 in World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) 2015

In recently released World Press Freedom Index (WPFI), India was placed at 136th rank out of 180 nations surveyed worldwide in terms of press freedom in 2015. In WPFI 2015, India has shown improvement from its rank of 140 in 2014. However, India’s absolute score has declined from 40.34 to 40.49. Top 10 countries: Finland ..

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May 3: World Press Freedom Day observed

This year UNESCO is celebrating World Press Freedom Day. One of its themes is “Difficulty in the Access to Quality Information Undermines Media Freedom.” The United Nations General Assembly declared 3 May to be World Press Freedom Day. World Press Freedom Day – May,3: Objective: To elevate consciousness of the significance of freedom of the ..

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