03/05/2015 6:23 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

World Press Freedom Day: 1,123 Journalists Killed Since 1992, 34 From India

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India has been ranked 136 among 180 countries worldwride in terms of press freedom in 2015. As the United Nations observes World Press Freedom Day on May 3, HT assesses the state of press freedom across the world and pays tribute to journalists who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Since 1992, 1,123 journalists have been killed in the line of duty. While Iraq tops the list with 166 journalist killings, India is at 9th position with 34 it at Hindustan Times.