Egypt, Turkey, China Named Top 3 Journalist Jailers

Egypt, Turkey, China Named Top 3 Journalist Jailers
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Published December 13th, 2017 - 15:04 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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In 2017, 262 journalists were put behind bars for reasons relating to their work (AFP/File)
In 2017, 262 journalists were put behind bars for reasons relating to their work (AFP/File)
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The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a report released on Wednesday that for the second year in a row, the number of journalists jailed reached a new record in 2017.

The top three countries responsible for 51 percent of journalists jailed are China, Turkey, and Egypt.

In 2017, 262 journalists were put behind bars for reasons relating to their work. Last year's record was 259.

The CPJ said that the international community has failed to pressure the world’s “worst” jailers of journalists, noting that U.S. President Donald Trump’s “nationalistic rhetoric” and “labeling of critical media as ‘fake news'” has provided a framework for these countries to jail journalists.

 

 

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