Pakistan Moved Up Seven Steps in World Press Freedom Index :
Pakistan has experienced a notable improvement in its ranking on the World Press Freedom Index, rising by seven positions to now occupy the 150th spot out of 180 countries. This is a significant advancement compared to its previous position of 157th last year. Conversely, India has dropped 11 positions, now standing at 161, as media acquisitions by individuals close to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have undermined media pluralism within the country.
For the seventh consecutive year, Norway maintains its top position in the rankings, with Ireland and Denmark following closely in second and third place, respectively. The Netherlands has made a remarkable jump of 22 places, securing the sixth position. However, North Korea and Vietnam continue to be the most challenging countries for independent journalists and commentators.
The United States has fallen three places, now ranking 45th, primarily due to an increasingly perilous environment for journalists. The report also highlights the growing prevalence of traditional forms of political interference in several countries, including India, where political actors often engage in extensive disinformation and propaganda campaigns.
It is important to note that Reporters Without Borders is a non-profit organization dedicate to safeguarding and promoting freedom of information.
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