Grim outlook for press freedom in India
All Indians MatterJune 09, 202300:07:21

Grim outlook for press freedom in India

India continues its free fall on the World Press Freedom Index. The latest edition has India at 161 out of 180 countries, a drop of 11 ranks. Even Afghanistan fares better! If the press is not free but beholden to that power, as we’re seeing today, it becomes an extension of that power. Those who refuse to become that extension are threatened and prosecuted. If the media is in peril, then so is our democracy. Please listen to the latest episode of All Indians Matter.