India’s information and broadcast minister slams press freedom report

On the occasion of World Press Freedom DayUnion Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar,, said his government “will expose” the surveys that portray a “bad picture about ‘Freedom of Press’ in India”.

The latest survey of the global body, Reporters Without Borders, showed India dropping two places on the global press freedom index ranking to 142nd place in the list of 180 countries. India’s neighbours — Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka — are ranked higher in the list. 

Norway is ranked first in the Index for the fourth year running. China at 177, is just three places above North Korea, which is at 180.

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