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India’s Press Freedom UPSC NOTE

 Indian position

  • India is ranked 159 out of the 180 nations considered in the 2024 edition of the press freedom index, published by the organisation Reporters Without Borders

  • While this is a marginal improvement from last year, India’s performance in the recent past has been consistently poor.

Over two decades

  • India has been ranked over 100 since 2003, which means that press freedom has been poor for a very long time

  • However, press freedom has eroded rapidly in recent years, with India being ranked 161 out of 180 nations last year, the lowest ever for the country.


  • According to the index, press freedom in India is currently comparable to that of the occupied Palestinian territories; the UAE, an absolute monarchy; Turkey, a flawed democracy; and Russia, an authoritarian regime

  • This year too, the Scandinavian countries — Norway, Denmark, and Sweden — were the best performers, while Eritrea, Syria, and Afghanistan were the worst

  • Among the BRICS countries (the old list), Brazil and South Africa enjoy greater press freedom than India, whereas China and Russia are ranked lower

  • Among South Asian nations, except Bangladesh & Afghanistan, all the other countries rank better than India in the latest list.

Global Trends

  • Bhutan was ranked 80 in 2019 and slid to 147 in 2024, showing the biggest decline. Hong Kong and Afghanistan followed. 

  • On the other hand, the Central African Republic, Timor-Leste, and Montenegro recorded the biggest increases.

  • Italy and Argentina, which belong to the set of countries where press freedom rankings have dropped in the last five years



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India’s Press Freedom UPSC NOTE
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