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India slips in media freedom ranking under Modi govt: Report

Indian journalists less free than 135 countries due to threat from Hindu nationalists, says report

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Journalists in India are less free than 135 other countries due to threats from "Hindu nationalists", according to an index of press freedom by a global media watchdog. In its annual World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders has ranked India at 136 of 180 countries. The country's ranking has slipped by three spots from last year's 133rd ranking. "With Hindu nationalists trying to purge all manifestations of 'anti-national' thought from the national debate, self-censorship is growing in the mainstream (Indian) media," said the report, ...

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First Published: Thu, April 27 2017. 19:52 IST
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