Govt: Don't agree with press freedom index, methodology questionable


NEW DELHI: The Centre told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that it does not subscribe to views of “foreign non-government organisation” Reporters Without Borders whose World Press Freedom Index has ranked India in the bottom 30 worst nations in a list of 180.
In reply to a question in Parliament, information & broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur said, “The government does not subscribe to its (Reporters Without Borders) views and country rankings and does not agree to the conclusions drawn by this organisation for various reasons, including very low sample size, little or no weightage to fundamentals of democracy, adoption of a methodology which is questionable and non-transparent, etc.” The question was asked by TMC MP Mala Roy, DMK members A Raja and A Ganeshamurthy.
Thakur told Lok Sabha in a written reply that, “The government does not interfere in the functioning of the press.”
In reply to another written question, the Centre on Tuesday told the Lok Sabha that it does not maintain specific data with respect to arrests of journalists, since it falls under the purview of the state governments. Replying to questions on attacks on journalist by TMC MP Mala Roy, minister of state for home affairs Nityananad Rai said: “Police and public order are state subjects… state governments are responsible for prevention, investigation of crimes and for prosecuting criminals… The National Crime Records Bureau does not maintain specific data with respect to arrest of journalists.”





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