New Delhi, July 17 (KMS): As many as 71 per cent people feel that press freedom is under threat in India, according to a new poll.

Neta app, a technology platform that helps users rate and review politicians, conducted a poll to get people’s opinion with respect to freedom of press in India.

It found that 71 per cent respondents feel press freedom is threatened in India, 26 per cent feel that freedom of press is adequate, while 3 per cent could not give an opinion.

“As per our data, this sentiment is highest in northern states like Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, and lowest in southern states like Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu,” said Pratham Mittal, founder of the Neta app.

According to the survey, 88.89 per cent respondents from Jharkhand feel press freedom is threatened in India, while the figure stood at 55 per cent for Telangana.


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