World Press Freedom Index 2022: India at 150th

World Press Freedom Index 2022: India at 150th – As per the index by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), India has been placed at the 150th position on the World Press Freedom Index 2022. the World Press Freedom Day 2022 index assesses the level of freedom available to the media in 180 countries and territories. 20th World Press Freedom Index 2022 was released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

  • India is now termed as one of the most dangerous countries for media, with an average of 3-4 journalists being killed each year.

World Press Freedom Index 2022: Ranking

  • Norway has topped the World Press Freedom Index 2022 with a score of 92.65. followed by Denmark and Sweden got the 2nd and 3rd place with global scores of 90.27 and 88.84 respectively.
  • India’s ranking has dropped to the 150th position compared to the last year’s 142nd rank.
  • Bhutan has been ranked 33rd place, and is the best among India’s neighbouring countries. 
  • India’s prominent neighbours China and Pakistan have been placed at 175th and 157th place in the index with a total score of 25.17 and 37.99.
  • Sri Lanka 146th, Bangladesh 162nd and Maynmar at 176th position.
  • North Korea is now the worst-ranked country in the world with a score of 13.92. 

World Press Freedom Index 2022 List

RankingCountry NameScore
1Norway92.65
2Denmark90.27
3Sweden88.84
4Estonia88.83
5Finland88.42
6Ireland88.30
7Portugal87.07
8Costa Rica85.92
9Lithuania84.14
10Liechtenstein84.03
11New Zealand83.54
12Jamaica83.35
13Seychelles83.33
14Switzerland82.72
15Iceland82.69
16Germany82.04
17Timor-Leste81.89
18Namibia81.84
19Canada81.74
20Czech Republic80.54
21Luxembourg79.81
22Latvia79.17
23Belgium78.86
24UK78.71
25Trinidad and Tobago78.68
26France78.53
27Slovakia78.37
28Netherlands77.93
29Argentina77.28
30Dominican Republic76.90
31Austria76.74
32Spain76.71
33Bhutan76.46
34Guyana76.41
35South Africa75.56
36Cabo Verde75.37
37Ivory Coast74.46
38Taiwan74.08
39Australia73.77
40Moldova73.47
41Burkina Faso73.12
42United States72.74
43South Korea72.11
44Uruguay72.03
45Samoa71.39
46Sierra Leone71.03
47Belize70.67
48Croatia70.42
49Tonga69.74
50The Gambia69.25
51Armenia68.97
52Suriname68.95
53Andorra68.79
54Slovenia68.54
55OECS68.49
56Romania68.46
57North Macedonia68.44
58Italy68.16
59Niger67.80
60Ghana67.43
61Kosovo67.00
62Papua New Guinea66.66
63Montenegro66.54
64Mauritius66.07
65Cyprus65.97
66Poland65.64
67Bosnia-Herzegovina65.64
68Ecuador64.61
69Kenya64.59
70Haiti64.55
71Japan64.37
72Kyrgyzstan64.25
73Senegal63.07
74Panama62.78
75Liberia62.77
76Nepal62.67
77Peru61.75
78Malta61.55
79Serbia61.51
80Malawi61.40
81North Cyprus61.08
82Chile60.61
83Comoros60.16
84Guinea59.82
85Hungary59.80
86Israel59.62
87Maldives59.55
88Lesotho59.39
89Georgia59.30
90Mongolia59.17
91Bulgaria59.12
92Guinea Bissau58.79
93Congo- Brazzaville58.64
94Tunisia58.49
95Botswana58.49
96Paraguay58.36
97Mauritania58.10
98Madagascar58.02
99Angola57.17
100Togo57.17
101The central African Republic56.96
102Fiji56.91
103Albania56.41
104Chad56.18
105Gabon56.00
106Ukraine55.76
107Burundi55.74
108Greece55.52
109Zambia55.40
110Brazil55.36
111Mali54.48
112El Salvador54.09
113Malaysia51.55
114Ethiopia50.53
115Thailand5015
116Mozambique49.89
117Indonesia49.27
118Cameroon49.10
119Qatar49.03
120Jordan48.66
121Benin48.39
122Kazakhstan48.28
123Tanzania48.28
124Guatemala47.94
125Democratic Republic of Congo47.66
126Bolivia47.58
127Mexico47.57
128South Sudan47.06
129Nigeria46.79
130Lebanon46.58
131Eswatini46.42
132Uganda46.35
133Uzbekistan44.74
134Algeria45.53
135Morocco/Western Sahara45.42
136Rwanda45.18
137Zimbabwe44.94
138UAE44.46
139Singapore44.23
140Somalia44.01
141Equatorial Guinea43.96
142Cambodia43.48
143Libya43.16
144Brunei42.53
145Colombia42.43
146Sri Lanka42.13
147Philippines41.84
148Hong Kong41.64
149Turkey41.25
150India41.00
151Sudan40.96
152Tajikistan40.26
153Belarus39.62
154Azerbaijan39.40
155Russia38.82
156Afghanistan38.27
157Pakistan37.99
158Kuwait37.87
159Venezuela37.78
160Nicaragua37.09
161Laos36.64
162Bangladesh36.63
163Oman35.99
164Djibouti35.75
165Honduras34.61
166Saudi Arabia33.71
167Bahrain30.97
168Egypt30.23
169Yemen29.14
170Palestine28.98
171Syria28.94
172Iraq28.59
173Cuba27.32
174Vietnam26.11
175China25.17
176Myanmar25.03
177Turkmenistan25.01
178Iran23.22
179Eritrea19.62
180North Korea13.92

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