84 Journalists Forced Into Exile

June 1, 2011-May 31, 2012



Top Countries
from Which They Flee

13 Syria
10 Iran
8 Somalia
7 Pakistan
5 Ethiopia
4 Eritrea
4 Nigeria
3 Sudan
3 Rwanda
3 Ecuador
2 Kenya

Top Countries
to Which They Go

21 U.S.
9 France
6 Turkey
5 Uganda
5 Kenya
4 Germany
4 U.K.
3 Djibouti
2 Nepal
2 Peru


Exile by Region

31 Middle East & North Africa
31 Africa
13 Asia
6 Americas
3 Europe & Central Asia
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Reasons for Exile*

42% Threat of Imprisonment
43% Threat of Violence
25% Imprisonment
31% Violence
31% 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

35% Continue Working in Exile
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Able to Return Home

11% Able to Return Home
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