Women’s Day: Our Jailed Colleagues

For International Women's Day, the Committee to Protect Journalists has highlighted the cases of female journalists jailed around the world in retaliation for their work. At least 33 of the 251 journalists in jail at the time of CPJ's prison census are women. At least one of those — Turkish reporter and artist Zehra Dogan — was released in February after serving a sentence on anti-state charges. The four female journalists jailed in Saudi Arabia were detained over their criticism of the kingdom's ban on women driving.

Source: CPJ

Posted on: March 8, 2019

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