77 Journalists Forced Into Exile

June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013



Top Countries
from Which They Flee

17 Syria
11 Iran
9 Somalia
6 Eritrea
5 Ethiopia
4 Sri Lanka
4 Sudan
3 Mexico
2 South Sudan
2 Gambia
2 Nigeria

Top Countries
to Which They Go

11 Turkey
8 Kenya
6 France
5 Uganda
4 U.S.
3 Nepal
3 Lebanon
3 Jordan
2 Ethiopia
2 Iraq


Exile by Region

34 Middle East & North Africa
29 Africa
8 Asia
5 Americas
1 Europe & Central Asia
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Reasons for Exile*

40% Threat of Imprisonment
53% Threat of Violence
23% Imprisonment
12% Violence
34% Harassment
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All figures are rounded to the nearest full percentage point. *May add up to more than 100 percent because more than one category applies in some cases.



Able to Work as Journalist in Exile

17% Continue Working in Exile
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Able to Return Home

4% Able to Return Home
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