World Press Freedom Index
Opinion  /  Published 07.05.22

Kangaroos in Bengal a worrying sign?

Strange sight Sir — India may have many rare species of animals but the kangaroo is not one of them. Officials recently found a few kangaroos in the forests of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. This poi...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.05.22

Muzzled voices: Press Freedom Index ranking

Consistency may not always be a good thing. Take, for instance, India’s consistent fall on the World Press Freedom Index brought out by the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders. Although I...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 04.05.22

Press freedom: India slips eight places

India has fallen eight places on the World Press Freedom Index brought out by the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders, which ranked it at 150 out of the 180 countries mapped. This is a big plunge f...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.10.21

Truth triumphs: Nobel Peace Prize

Journalism’s obituary has been written quite a few times. For instance, in the modern world, the plummeting revenues of traditional journalistic platforms — the print media, for instance &...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.21

Pegasus: Inside the panopticon

The allegations of governments spying on their citizens with Pegasus, a spyware developed by an Israeli firm, is an unwitting revelation of the bigotry of some of these nations. India’s prime mi...
By Samir Nazareth


Opinion  /  Published 23.07.21

Tax whip on media houses

These are rather taxing times for the media fraternity. As if thinning revenue streams on account of a faltering economy lashed by the pandemic are not enough, media companies are having to contend wi...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 07.07.21

'Darkest' tag on denial of freedom

By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.21

Desi democracy indices

It is heartening to note that the foreign ministry is taking the prime minister’s ‘Make in India’ slogan to heart. There is some speculation that the ministry is contemplating the fo...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Silence is grey: Press freedom under siege

Democracy is not just about ‘being’ a system and how a nation is organized. It is much more about it ‘becoming’ inclusive and accountable to those who constitute the nation. On...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.20

The hour of reflection

Pakistan may have extended the lockdown, but restrictions were eased in mid-April. Some industries were allowed to open in order to generate economic activity while permission was also granted to mosq...
By Mehmal Sarfraz


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