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


Rekordhoch von Journalisten 2021 im Gefängnis

By Jordi Bou

December 9, 2021 - Die Zahl von Journalisten im Gefängnis erreichte 2021 einen globalen Höchststand, wobei China und Myanmar zirka ein Viertel der 293 Medienmitarbeiter, die hinter Gitter kamen, zu verantworten hat, berichtet das Komitee zum Schutz der Journalisten (CPJ).

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)