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Nepal's progress in the press freedom index


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2022 May 03, 16:48, kathmandu
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Nepal has made significant progress in the Press Freedom Index. The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) assesses the state of journalism in 180 countries, and today the World Press Freedom Index 2022, which was released today, shows that Nepal has risen from 106th place last year to 76th place this year.

Neighboring India has dropped to 150th position in the World Press Freedom Index. Last year, India was ranked 142nd. Pakistan also dropped to 157th position. Along with Norway, Denmark and Sweden are ranked first, second and third respectively, while China, Syria, Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar are the least pressed countries. Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Portugal, Costa Rica are fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

The index highlights the devastating effects of news and information anarchy and the impact of erratic 'online' information that promotes misleading news and propaganda.

 Every year, May 3, World Press Freedom Day, is celebrated by the government emphasizing the need to honor its commitment to press freedom, and the fact that journalists must be equally serious and sensitive about issues of press freedom and business ethics.

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