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More than half of the world’s population lives in countries colored red on RSF’s press freedom map

This is horrible. More than half of the world’s citizens live in places that are extremely dangerous for press freedom, places where working as a journalist means risking life or freedom, while less than 8% live in places where the situation is classified as “good.” ” or “satisfactory”. “.

According to the World Press Freedom Index 2024 According to the map, this 50% of the world’s population lives in 36 countries (there were 31 countries in 2023) that are among the most populated in the world. Five of the world’s ten most populous countries appear in red on RSF’s new press freedom map. they are India (ranked 159 out of 180 countries in the Index), Porcelain (172), Pakistan (152), Bangladesh (165) and Russia (162º).

Apart from India, which is currently holding elections, all of these countries held elections in 2023 or the first few months of 2024, where violations of press freedom have just reinforced their ranking in the bottom sixth place on the Index.