Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released the 21st edition of its World Press Freedom Index on Wednesday (May 3), and it came with bad news for India. India has slipped to the 161st rank in terms of press freedom out of 180 countries ranked – a while 11 ranks worse than 2022, when it stood at 150.
Sri Lanka also made significant improvement on the index, ranking 135 this year as against 146 in 2022.
The Nordic trio of Norway, Ireland and Denmark continued to occupy the top three positions in press freedom, while Vietnam, China and North Korea constituted the bottom three.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) comes out with a global ranking of press freedom every year. RSF is an international NGO whose self-proclaimed aim is to defend and promote media freedom.