According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group aimed at defending the rights of journalists, most journalists in jail are those using the web as their medium of choice — like bloggers, online reporters and web editors (thanks, Gino). A statement released on the CPJ’s website says the following:
- There are 125 journalists in jail worldwide.
- 45% (56) of these are internet journalists.
- China has the greatest number of journalists jailed (a record it’s held for the past decade).
- There are 29 despotic regimes that have imprisoned journalists including Egypt, Cuba, Eritrea, Burma and Uzbekistan.
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