India falls 8 places to 150th position in World Press Freedom Ranking - South Asia Time

India falls 8 places to 150th position in World Press Freedom Ranking

 May 4, 2022  

Delhi: India’s ranking in the World Press Freedom Index has fallen down to 150th position from last year’s 142nd rank out of 180 countries, according to a report by a global media watchdog released on Tuesday.

The ranking of India’s neighbors, except that of Nepal, has also slid down, with the index placing Pakistan at 157th position, Sri Lanka 146th, Bangladesh 162nd, and Maynmar at 176th position, the report released by Reporters Without Borders said.

According to the RSF 2022 World Press Freedom Index, Nepal has climbed up by 30 points in the global ranking at 76th position. Last year, the Himalayan nation had been placed at 106th position, Pakistan at 145th, Sri Lanka 127th, Bangladesh 152nd, and Myanmar at 140th position in the index.

This year, Norway (1st) Denmark (2nd), Sweden (3rd) Estonia (4th) and Finland (5th) grabbed the top positions, while North Korea remained at the bottom of the list of the 180 countries and territories ranked by the Reporters Without Borders. Click here to read more.