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Graphic charts the worst jailers of journalists around the world in 2021.

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عدد الصحفيين المسجونين في أنحاء العالم يصل إلى مستوى قياسي

By Jordi Bou

December 9, 2021 - بلغ عدد الصحفيين المسجونين على الصعيد العالمي أعلى مستوى له في العام 2021، وفق لجنة حماية الصحفيين، مضيفة إن الصين وميانمار زجت ربع هؤلاء العاملين في الإعلام البالغ عددهم 293 في السجن.

At least 24 journalists were killed because of their coverage, and 18 others died in circumstances that make it too difficult to determine whether they were targeted because of their work.

While the reasons for jailing reporters varies between countries, the record number reflects political upheaval around the world and a growing intolerance of independent reporting, according to the U.S.-based nonprofit.

China remains the world’s worst jailer of journalists for the third year in a row, with 50 behind bars. Myanmar soared to the second slot after the media crackdown that followed its February 1 military coup. Egypt, Vietnam, and Belarus, respectively, rounded out the top five.

PUBLISHED: 09/12/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Jimmy Chan (Pexels)