- Police raid Cairo offices of Turkish Anadolu News Agency, arrest at least 4
- Ugandan police harass and detain journalists covering opposition politician Bobi Wine
- Journalist Patricia Kayuni assaulted while covering protest in Malawi
- Missing radio anchor found dead in Mexico’s Michoacán state
- Sudan suspends four news outlets over alleged financial link to Bashir regime
- Colombian magazine Semana alleges military spied on its journalists
- Montenegro reporters Živković and Raičević charged with criminal incitement
- Malawi detains, charges 3 journalists seeking to cover EU delegation’s return
- Journalists threatened, assaulted while covering local politician in Sierra Leone
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- UK: Legal arguments during the first week of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing highlight lack of US evidence
- Turkey : Danish reporter convicted of “terrorist propaganda” for photo shared on Facebook
- Greek public broadcaster censors reports from islands about new migrant camps
- Poland : journalist investigated for coverage of Gdansk mayor’s assassination
- Canadian police arrest American journalist covering indigenous protest
- Benin : investigative journalist Ignace Sossou must be released on appeal
- Spain urged to repeal gag law, complete state TV and radio reform, and stop obstructing reporters
- Albania: RSF condemns China’s harassment of a journalist who reported on repression in Xinjiang
CPJ Report Places China as Worst Jailer of Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists found in its annual press freedom survey that at least 250 journalists are imprisoned around the world, and declared China as the top jailer of journalists in the world, overtaking Turkey for the first time in four years.
The CPJ’s survey ranked China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt as the top four jailers of journalists.
“China tightened its iron grip on the press and Turkey, having stamped out virtually all independent reporting, released journalists awaiting trial or appeal. Authoritarianism, instability, and protests in the Middle East led to a rise in the number of journalists locked up in the region — particularly in Saudi Arabia, which is now on par with Egypt as the third worst jailer worldwide.”
Last year, the number of jailed journalists worldwide was 255. The highest number of jailed journalists in a single year since CPJ started the reports crested at 273 in 2016.
The CPJ said the crackdown in Xinjiang against members of Muslim ethnic groups has led to arrests of “dozens of journalists” for charges that in some cases reference reporting that was done many years ago.