IN­DEX: HOW FREE IS ME­DIA?

India Today - - UPFRONT -

Re­porters Sans Fron­tieres (RSF), the in­ter­na­tional press watch­dog’s an­nual Press Free­dom In­dex puts In­dia’s rat­ing at “bad” rather than just “prob­lem­atic”. Ranked in the lat­est list be­hind the likes of Burma, the Philip­pines, Zim­babwe and the UAE, In­dia is crit­i­cised for an at­mos­phere that “en­cour­ages self-cen­sor­ship”. And “Hindu na­tion­al­ists” are ex­plic­itly blamed for “try­ing to purge all man­i­fes­ta­tions of ‘anti-na­tional’ thought from the na­tional de­bate”.

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