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FREEDOM IN THE WORLD 2021 REPORT RELEASED

FREEDOM IN THE WORLD 2021 REPORT RELEASED

Context

The report ‘Freedom in the World 2021 – Democracy under Siege’ has been published by the non-profit and Non-Governmental Organisation based in the United States of America and funded by the USA.

Details

  • The report provides an insight into the status of political rights and liberties across the globe.
  • The new report highlights India’s status as “partly free” with a score of 67/100.
  • The Report on Freedom in World was launched for the first time in 1973 and ranks countries in the following three categories “free”, “partly free” or “not free”.
  • India’s score was 67, a drop from 71/100 from last year (reflecting 2019 data) downgrading it from the free category last year (i.e., based on 2020 data).
  • Scores are based on
    • Political rights indicators such as the electoral process, political pluralism and participation and government functioning.
    • Civil liberties indicators related to freedom of expression and belief, associational and organisational rights, the rule of law and personal autonomy and individual rights.
    • Countries are declared as “free”, “partly free” or “not free”.

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