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World Press Freedom Index 2019: Norway tops, India ranked 140th in the list



World Press Freedom Index 2019: Norway tops, India ranked 140th in the list: Details

Reporters Without Borders has released World Press Freedom Index 2019 in which Norway topped the index in the third consecutive year in which India drops down by two positions (138th rank in 2018) to be ranked 140thout of 180 countries in 2019.

The reason for the decrease in India’s rank is because of at least six Indian journalists being killed in the last one year.

Two African countries Ethiopia and Gambia have significantly improved their ranking from 150th to 110th and 122nd to 92nd respectively as compared to 2018.

In the South Asia region, countries have poorly ranked as compared to last year. Pakistan dropped three places to 142 and Bangladesh dropped four places to 150.

Top 5 Countries

Rank Country
1st Norway
2nd Finland
3rd Sweden
4th Netherlands
5th Denmark

Bottom 5 Countries

   Rank     Country
    176th    Vietnam
    177th      China
    178th     Eritrea
    179th North Korea
    180th Turkmenistan

About Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) or its original name Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization worked on the issues relating to freedom of press and freedom of information.

Headquarter: Paris, France

Director General: Christophe Deloire


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