China worst in world for jailing journalists

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China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world’s worst jailers of journalists
The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remained near record highs, as 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.

cpj.org/reports/2019/12/journalists-jailed-china-turkey-saudi-arabia-egypt.php

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