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Jailed Journalists

Via the Committee to Protect Journalists:  Second worst year on record for jailed journalists

Turkey, Iran, and China accounted for more than half of all journalists imprisoned around the world in 2013, the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. In its annual census, CPJ identified 211 journalists jailed for their work, the second worst year on record after 2012, when 232 journalists were behind bars.


The list of top 10 worst jailers of journalists was rounded out by Eritrea, Vietnam, Syria,Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Egypt, and Uzbekistan.

Much more here.

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Tillman says:

    They raise an outcry in the media here when we even think of prosecuting journalists.

    We’re definitely pampered.

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  2. @Tillman: A key indicator of democracy is how journalists are treated.

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