Publication Date: January 2018
Research and Editorial Team: Committee to Protect Journalists
Record number of jailed journalists in 2017

This digest has been produced in cooperation with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ)

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has found that the number of journalists imprisoned has reached a historic high for the second year running.

Their report found that on 1 December 2017, there were 262 journalists imprisoned for their work, up from 259 last year.

Turkey has the greatest number of imprisoned journalists (73) with China and Egypt behind (41 and 20). The numbers do not reflect the amount of journalists imprisoned and released during the year, but the number of journalists behind bars on 1 December 2017.

The report is also available in Arabic , Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Tags: Media freedom Turkey Freedom of expression Safety of journalists

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