CPJ: Jailed Journalists at Record Numbers

Waves of repression in China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia fueled the imprisonment of record numbers of journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. In its annual global survey, CPJ identified at least 251 journalists in jail tied to their work. "The past three years have recorded the highest number of jailed journalists since CPJ began keeping track," the group found, "with consecutive records set in 2016 and 2017." Leading the pack: Turkey, China, and Egypt, who together were responsible for over half of those behind bars for the third year in a row.

Source: CPJ

Posted on: December 13, 2018

New CPJ Campaign to Free Jailed Journos

The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched a new campaign to free the record 262 imprisoned journalists around the world. Based on easily-mailed postcards sent from the CPJ site, the campaign is designed to build support and pressure in the lead-up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3. CPJ is focusing at first on five journalists wrongly imprisoned in China, Republic Congo, Egypt, Kyrgystan and Turkey. You can follow the campaign at #FreeThePress.

Source: CPJ.org

Posted on: April 2, 2018