Suppressing Freedom of the Press, Part 1

POSTED BY MARTIN KICH

In early December, the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual listing of journalists jailed for political reasons over the past year.

Here are the totals by nation:

Azerbaijan: 5

Bahrain: 7

Bangladesh: 2

Cameroon: 1

China: 38

Cuba: 2

Egypt: 25

Eritrea: 17

Ethiopia: 16

Gambia: 3

India: 1

Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: 7

Iran: 8

Kazakhstan: 3

Kyrgyzstan: 1

Mauritania: 1

Montenegro: 1

Myanmar: 2

Nigeria: 2

Panama: 1

Russia: 2

Saudi Arabia: 6

Singapore: 2

Syria: 7

Thailand: 1

Tunisia: 1

Turkey: 81

Turkmenistan: 1

Uzbekistan: 5

Venezuela: 1

Vietnam: 8

Zambia: 1

 

If you wish to read more about the individual journalists who have been jailed, reports on their cases are available at: https://cpj.org/x/6ab9.

 

 

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