India is ‘one of world’s most dangerous countries for journalists’: 2021 World Press Freedom Index
India still ranks as a country that is “bad” for journalism, according to the 2021 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders. India ranks 142nd out of 180 countries, the same rank it held last year.
The report labelled India as “one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists trying to do their job properly”. It cited police violence against journalists, “ambushes” by political activists, and “reprisals instigated by criminal groups or corrupt officers”.
“Ever since the general elections in the spring of 2019, won overwhelmingly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, pressure has increased on the media to toe the Hindu nationalist government’s line,” the report said….