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World Press Freedom Index, 2021

The Reporters Without Borders, a not-for-profit body recently published the World Press Freedom Index, 2021. It ranked 180 countries. India ranked 142 in the index. India was at the same position in 2020 as well. Key Highlights Norway topped the index followed by Finland and Denmark. The index was topped by Norway in 2020 as ..

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Who was Karima Baloch?

Banuk Karima Baloch was a Baloch Human Rights activist. She campaigned for independence of Balochistan from Pakistan. Also, she appeared in the BBC list of hundred inspirational and influential women for 2016. She was found dead in Toronto, Canada on December 22, 2020. According to the Toronto Police her body was found near Lake Ontario. ..

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November 16: National Press Day

Every year the National Press Day is celebrated on November 16. This is because the Press Council of India was established on November 16, 1966. The Press Council of India acts as a moral Watchdog for media. Also, the Press Council of India makes sure that the freedom of press is not controlled by the ..

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November 2: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

Every year, the United Nations marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists on November 2. This year, the day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Protect Journalists, Protect the Truth Background Between 2006 and 2019, more than 1,200 journalists have been killed. The recent assassination of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October ..

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World Press Freedom Index: India ranks 142nd

On April 22, 2020, the Global Press freedom Index was launched. India ranked 142nd in the index and had dropped two places. Highlights: India The World Press Freedom Index says that with no murder of journalists in India in 2019 as compared to 2018, the security situation in the country has improved. According to the ..

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