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El gráfico muestra a los países que encarcelaron a más periodistas en todo el mundo en 2021.


El número de periodistas encarcelados alcanza máximo récord

By Jordi Bou

December 9, 2021 - El número de periodistas encarcelados alcanzó un máximo global en 2021, China y Myanmar pusieron a una cuarta parte de los 293 trabajadores de los medios tras las rejas, según el Comité para la Protección de Periodistas (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)