India Ranks 159th in World Press Freedom Index 2024; Norway Maintains Top Position

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The World Press Freedom Index 2024, published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), ranks India 159th out of 180 countries, with a score of 31.28.

An Overview of the News

  • Norway maintains its top position for the 8th consecutive year, with Denmark and Sweden following closely in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

  • The lowest three rankings are held by Eritrea (180th), Syria (179th), and Afghanistan (178th).

  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marked World Press Freedom Day 2024 on May 3rd by releasing a report titled "Press and Planet in Danger: Safety of Environmental Journalists; Trends, Challenges, and Recommendations."

About the UNESCO

  • Director-General : Audrey Azoulay

  • Headquarters: Paris, France

  • Establishment: 1945

  • Membership: Consists of 194 Members and 12 Associate Members

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