Imprisoned 2021

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How Myanmar became the world’s second-worst jailer of journalists

Myanmar has catapulted in the rankings of the Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual census of jailed journalists, the repressive upshot of a democracy-suspending February 1 coup that saw authorities suppress news coverage of their harsh clampdown on anti-military protesters. At least 26 journalists were imprisoned in Myanmar for their reporting as of December 1, compared with…

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By the region: Where journalists are most at risk of jail or death

CPJ’s annual prison census found that a record 293 journalists were jailed for their work as of December 1, 2021. At least 24 journalists were killed because of their coverage so far this year. Read our analysis of the global data and click here to learn more from our interactive map. Related data and analysis CPJ’s database of…

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