Apr 21, 2020

Media freedom further threatened by Covid-19 - RSF

The coronavirus pandemic is further threatening media freedom worldwide, according to the annual World Press Freedom Index.

Compiled by Reporters Without Borders, the 180-country index notes a correlation between a country's ranking and its response to the pandemic.

The RSF notes that the 2020 World Press Freedom Index shows that the coming decade will be decisive for the future of journalism, with the Covid-19 pandemic highlighting and amplifying the many crises that threaten the right to freely reported, independent, diverse and reliable information.The 2020 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), shows that the coming decade will be decisive for the future of journalism, with the Covid-19 pandemic highlighting and amplifying the many crises that threaten the right to freely reported, independent, diverse and reliable information.

Norway again topped the index while North Korea came in last.

Sri Lanka's is at 127, dropping by one rank since last year.

Click here for the 2020 World Press Freedom Index in full : 

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