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India’s press freedom has rapidly declined in recent years | Data

India is ranked 159 out of the 180 nations considered in the 2024 edition of the press freedom index, published by the organisation Reporters Without Borders. While this is a marginal improvement from last year, India’s performance in the recent past has been consistently poor.Chart 1 | The chart shows India’s ranking in the press freedom index over the years.Table appears incomplete? Click to remove AMP modeIt is important to note that India has been ranked over 100 since 2003, which means that press freedom has been poor for a very long time. However, press freedom has eroded rapidly in recent years, with India being ranked 161 out of 180 nations last year, the lowest ever for the country. In the 2024 index, its ranking improved by two places to 159. According to the index, press free...