World Press Freedom Day : How Safe Are The Journalists In India?
Today, we are celebrating World Press Freedom Day . Which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3rd of May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. The Freedom of expression is fundamental right as stated in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Globally , those of who have to work for press are facing difficulties, like working under extreme pressure of authorities and influences of corporate-driven media houses. People from the press have been incarcerated on the false cases, facing torture/abduction and in the many cases in India or elsewhere they have been killed for expressing the truth. In South Asia, Freedom of the press is under the attack, In the 2019 World Press Freedom Index , India is ranked 140th places out of 180 countries in the world rankings. Our neighboring country doesn’t set a