Number of Jailed Journalists Sets Global Record
Posted: 12/11/2012 | By: cpj.org
Imprisonment of journalists
worldwide reached a record high in 2012, driven in part by the
widespread use of charges of terrorism and other anti-state offenses against
critical reporters and editors, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found.
In its annual census of imprisoned journalists, CPJ identified 232 individuals behind
bars on December 1, an increase of 53 over its 2011 tally.