Indian gov rejects press freedom ranking

The Indian government does not subscribe to Reporters Without Borders’ views, its rankings and disagrees with the conclusions it has drawn by ranking India 142nd on its World Press Freedom Index, said minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai in a Parliament session.

The Indian govt said the disapproval is based on “very low sample size, little or no weightage to fundamentals of democracy, and adoption of a methodology that is questionable and non-transparent”.