• According to World Press Freedom Index 2023, by global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF), India has slipped to the 161st position out of 180 countries from 150th rank last year.
  • Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka have better ranking than India.
  • There are more than 100,000 newspapers (including 36,000 weeklies) and 380 TV news channels currently operating in the country.
  • The World Press Freedom Index is based on five different factors that are used to calculate scores and rank countries- Political, Economic, Legislative, Social, and Security indicator.
  • Scores are calculated for each of these indicators and used to determine the overall ranking of countries in terms of press freedom.
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