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Q20. Consider the following statements about World Press Freedom Index (WPFI):

1. WPFI is produced by France-based international non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders (RWB).

2. WPFI aims to promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press.

Which of the above statements are correct?


  1. d) Neither 1 nor 2

  2. a) 1 only

  3. b) 2 only

  4. c) Both 1 and 2


Solution

The correct option is D

c) Both 1 and 2


World Press Freedom Index (WPFI)

WPFI is produced by France-based international non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders (RWB), or Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF). It ranks performance of countries according to index calculated based upon various parameters. These parameters include media pluralism and independence, respect for the safety and freedom of journalists, and the legislative, institutional and infrastructural environment in which the media operate. WPFI aims to promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press.

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