The number of journalists imprisoned around the world because of their work reached a record high of 262 in 2017, according to a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
For the second consecutive year, more than half of them are jailed in Turkey, China and Egypt. The worst three jailers are responsible for jailing 134 or 51% — of the total.
The Committee to Protect Journalists mentioned two reported cases of journalists being imprisoned in India. Among other countries in South Asia, the CPJ list features two jailed journalists from Pakistan, four in Bangladesh.
CPJ has been conducting an annual survey of journalists in jail since the early 1990s.
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