Skip to comments.Number of jailed journalists sets global record
Posted on 12/12/2012 12:59:04 AM PST by Olog-hai
Imprisonment of journalists worldwide reached a record high in 2012, driven in part by the widespread use of charges of terrorism and other anti-state offenses against critical reporters and editors, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. In its annual census of imprisoned journalists, CPJ identified 232 individuals behind bars on December 1, an increase of 53 over its 2011 tally.
Large-scale imprisonments in Turkey, Iran, and China helped lift the global tally to its highest point since CPJ began conducting worldwide surveys in 1990, surpassing the previous record of 185 in 1996. The three nations, the worlds worst jailers of the press, each made extensive use of vague anti-state laws to silence dissenting political views, including those expressed by ethnic minorities.
Eritrea and Syria also ranked among the worlds worst, each jailing numerous journalists without charge or due process and holding them in secret prisons without access to lawyers or family members.
Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, and Saudi Arabia rounded out the 10 worst jailers. In two of those nations, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, the authorities used retaliatory charges such as hooliganism and drug possession to jail critical reporters and editors.
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I don’t see the US listed. It’s a pity. There are several that should be behind bars.
Yes, but for legitimate reasons.
Having spent more than a decade working as one, I assure you that it is indeed a pity.
The majority are at best, agenda driven liars. And that opinion was formed by inside personal experience working with them.
I’ll bet the journalists in Turkey are no where near as appalling as the journalists in America. Most of them belong in jail.
I would say that’s the real point. We’ve got the party-line ones running free here, and the ones that want to tell the news as it is over in Turkey get locked up.
Maybe we could swap Katie for some?
Sudden Instant Death Syndrome is much more likely.... but not for the “journalists” you are talking about.
Joirnalists don’t get jailed in Russia, because they die from terminal cases of “depression” induced “suicide”......
You know it is so bad in Russia that journalists will shoot themselves in the back of their own heads then run to the rooftops of their apartments and fling themselves over the 5ft ledge.....
Question: You know what you call a record number of jailed journalists worldwide?
Answer: A good start.
I can name 15 or 20 here that should be in jail, and a couple that should be tarred and feathered.
Iffen they weren’t ALL just a lousy pack of Commies-—mebbie I could give two sh#ts.
Several? There’s more than several....
What’s a journalists? I cain’t remember the last time I read or saw one.
Please! Take all of ours, too!
My estimate is 90% of US “journalists” should be in jail for treason.