China Has The Most Jailed Journalists Worldwide

March 17th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter,
by Niall McCarthy

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), 221 journalists are being held in prisons around the world.

Follow up:

A third of these are in just two nations - China and Iran. In 2013, the organization identified 32 journalists in Chinese jails, a number that increased to 44 by the end of 2014. Iran is in second place, holding 30 journalists including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian. The top three is rounded off by Eritrea with 23 jailed journalists. Ethiopia and Vietnam complete the top five with with 17 and 16 respectively.

This chart shows countries with the highest number of jailed journalists in 2014.

Infographic: China Has The Most Jailed Journalists Worldwide | Statista
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