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55 journalists killed since May 2018: IPI

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD-2019), Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) said in its latest report that as many as 55 journalists have been killed since May 2018. Press freedom globally is under intense and growing pressure, as illiberal-minded governments seek to shut down critical voices and, in many cases, deliberately erode ..

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Afghanistan most deadliest place for journalists in 2018

As per latest report of Reporters without Borders (RSF), Afghanistan is the most deadliest country for journalists in 2018, with 13 deaths, followed by Syria (11) and Yemen (8). India has emerged among the world’s fifth-most deadliest place for journalists alongside a first-time entrant in the list – the United States. The report titled ‘Worldwide ..

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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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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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