97 Journalists Forced Into Exile

June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013



Top Countries
from Which They Flee

34 Syria
11 Eritrea
9 Somalia
8 Iran
6 Ethiopia
5 Sudan
5 Mexico
3 Iraq
3 Sri Lanka
2 Gambia
2 Afghanistan

Top Countries
to Which They Go

17 Turkey
12 France
10 U.S.
10 Kenya
5 Germany
4 Lebanon
3 Egypt
3 Jordan
3 India
3 Uganda


Exile by Region

51 Middle East & North Africa
32 Africa
7 Americas
6 Asia
1 Europe & Central Asia
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Reasons for Exile*

37% Threat of Imprisonment
52% Threat of Violence
24% Imprisonment
9% Violence
46% 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

18% Continue Working in Exile
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Able to Return Home

3% Able to Return Home
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