As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, nearly three-quarters of them are being held on anti-state charges while at least 21 have been charged with “false news”.
The worst three jailers are responsible for 51 percent of the total…
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Turkey is the top jailer of journalists for the second consecutive year with 73 languishing behind bars. The Turkish press experienced a crackdown in early 2016 and this gained pace after July’s failed coup attempt.
The CPJ identified 41 jailed journalists in second-placed China while Egypt rounds off the top-three with 20.