Press Freedom Current Affairs, GK & News

September 28: International Day for Universal Access to Information – Update (September, 2022)

UNESCO observes the International Day for Universal Access to Information on September 28 every year. Key facts The International Day for Universal Access to Information advocates for the right to seek, receive and distribute information. It raises awareness about the importance of expanding laws concerning information and preserving the right to freedom of expression. The ..

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September 15: International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy is observed every year on September 15 across the world to strengthen democracies and highlight their importance. Key facts The International Day of Democracy 2022 focused on highlighting the key role played by media freedom in safeguarding the democracy, maintaining peace and achieving 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It was observed with ..

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RSF 2022 World Press Freedom Index

India ranked 150 on the World Press Freedom Index 2022. This index is released by the Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF). When was this index published? This index was published on 3rd May 2022 which also coincides with the World Press Freedom Day 2022. This index evaluates press freedom levels in 180 territories and countries across ..

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India Press Freedom Report, 2021

The India Press Freedom Report, 2021 was recently released by the Rights and Risks Analysis Group. According to the report, 13 media houses and newspapers were targeted in the country, 108 journalists were attacked, and 6 journalists were killed. Key Findings The highest number of journalist attack was in Jammu and Kashmir. J&K faced more ..

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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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World Press Freedom Index 2019

International NGO, Reporters without Borders has released the World Press Freedom Index 2019. The index is based on the assessment of the countries’ press freedom records in the previous year. The report is partly based on a questionnaire which asks questions about pluralism, media independence, environment and self-censorship, legislative framework, transparency, and infrastructure. World Press Freedom Index 2019 The ..

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