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Sunday, July 07, 2013

GLBAL INNOVTION INDEX; press freedom and innovation

Press freedom is one of the indicators  for sub pillar Political environment and India is ranked 113.
 I always thought Indian press is free but many reports rank us low. Press Freedom Index by Reporters without Borders ranked India 140 in 2013. Reason- increasing impunity for violence against journalists and growth of internet censorship.  World Audit press freedom index puts India in Part Free category.
Is there  relationship between press freedom and innovation? China the emerging innovation power  house is considered one of the worlds most restricted countries for both foreign and domestic journalists. So is Singapore.
What is needed? Better rank in international reports or media celebrating local innovations including applauding the early adopters and government for supporting Indian Innovation under public procurement?

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