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These 11 countries have almost no freedom of press: Find out where India ranks

Updated : 2020-04-25 14:21:25

The 2020 Freedom of Press Index has ranked 180 countries to define the degree of freedom available to journalists by pooling responses from experts to a questionnaire devised by it. This analysis is combined with quantitative data on abuses and acts of violence against journalists.

Reporter Without Borders, a non-governmental organisation that safeguards the right to freedom of information has released its 2020 Freedom of Press Index. The organisation has ranked 180 countries to define the degree of freedom available to journalists by pooling responses from experts to a questionnaire devised by it. This analysis is combined with quantitative data on abuses and acts of violence against journalists. The criteria evaluated includes pluralism, media independence, media environment and self-censorship, legislative framework, transparency, and the quality of the infrastructure that supports the production of news and information. Here are 11 countries that give almost no freedom for journalists, find out where India ranks. (Image: Reuters)
Reporter Without Borders, a non-governmental organisation that safeguards the right to freedom of information has released its 2020 Freedom of Press Index. The organisation has ranked 180 countries to define the degree of freedom available to journalists by pooling responses from experts to a questionnaire devised by it. This analysis is combined with quantitative data on abuses and acts of violence against journalists. The criteria evaluated includes pluralism, media independence, media environment and self-censorship, legislative framework, transparency, and the quality of the infrastructure that supports the production of news and information. Here are 11 countries that give almost no freedom for journalists, find out where India ranks. (Image: Reuters)
No 11 | Ranking: 170 | Country: Saudi Arabia | Abuse Score: 66.37 (Image: Reuters)
No 11 | Ranking: 170 | Country: Saudi Arabia | Abuse Score: 66.37 (Image: Reuters)
No 9 | Ranking: 172 | Country: Laos | Abuse Score: 56.73 (Image: Reuters)
No 9 | Ranking: 172 | Country: Laos | Abuse Score: 56.73 (Image: Reuters)
No 8 | Ranking: 173 | Country: Iran | Abuse Score: 66.41 (Image: Reuters)
No 8 | Ranking: 173 | Country: Iran | Abuse Score: 66.41 (Image: Reuters)
No 7 | Ranking: 174 | Country: Syria | Abuse Score: 82.05 (Image: Reuters)
No 7 | Ranking: 174 | Country: Syria | Abuse Score: 82.05 (Image: Reuters)
No 6 | Ranking: 175 | Country: Vietnam | Abuse Score: 64.79 (Image: Reuters)
No 6 | Ranking: 175 | Country: Vietnam | Abuse Score: 64.79 (Image: Reuters)
No 5 | Ranking: 176 | Country: Djibouti | Abuse Score: 6.93 (Image: Reuters)
No 5 | Ranking: 176 | Country: Djibouti | Abuse Score: 6.93 (Image: Reuters)
No 4 | Ranking: 177 | Country: China | Abuse Score: 80.43 (Image: Reuters)
No 4 | Ranking: 177 | Country: China | Abuse Score: 80.43 (Image: Reuters)
No 3 | Ranking: 178 | Country: Eritrea | Abuse Score: 72.36 (Image: Reuters)
No 3 | Ranking: 178 | Country: Eritrea | Abuse Score: 72.36 (Image: Reuters)
No 2 | Ranking: 179 | Country: Turkmenistan | Abuse Score: 0 (Image: Reuters)
No 2 | Ranking: 179 | Country: Turkmenistan | Abuse Score: 0 (Image: Reuters)
No 1 | Ranking: 180 | Country: North Korea | Abuse Score: 51.93 (Image: Reuters)
No 1 | Ranking: 180 | Country: North Korea | Abuse Score: 51.93 (Image: Reuters)
No 38 | Ranking: 142 | Country: India | Abuse Score: 31.35 (Image: Reuters)
No 38 | Ranking: 142 | Country: India | Abuse Score: 31.35 (Image: Reuters)
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