India among partly-free countries as far as Freedom on the Net goes

NEW DELHI: India is 35th among sixty countries in the Freedom on the Net 2013 report.

The annual report is carried out by Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization, and measures the level of internet and digital media freedom in 60 countries.

In the new report, each country received a numerical score from 0 (the most free) to 100 (the least free), which serves as the basis for internet freedom status.

India with 47 points is 18th in the list of the countries listed as partly free (31 to 60 points). There are seventeen countries in the most internet-free countries (0 to 30 points), 29 in the partly free countries, and fourteen in the ‘not free’ list (61 to 100 points).

Iceland with six points tops the list of the free countries with the United States at the fourth place with 17 and the United Kingdom with 24 points, while Iran (91 points) is at the bottom with China (86 points) at the third place from the bottom of the countries which are not free of control. Pakistan has 67 points and is the fifth among the not-free countries. 

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