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Canada Record number of journalists imprisoned in the world in 2021 (CPJ)

08:10  09 december  2021
08:10  09 december  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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The Committee to Protect Journalists ( CPJ ) said Thursday that the number of journalists who are jailed for their work worldwide set a record in 2021 . Globally, 293 journalists are in prison, with China the world 's worst offender in 2021 , according to the CPJ 's annual census and global analysis of journalists imprisoned or killed. Traditionally journalists have been charged with anti-state offenses, however CPJ is seeing a rise in cybercrime charges for content published and disseminated online. CPJ noted the arrests and detention of 56 journalists in the US over the course of 2021 , with

A record number of journalists were imprisoned globally for their work in 2020 as authoritarian nations arrested many covering COVID-19 or political instability. Amid the pandemic, governments delayed trials, restricted visitors, and disregarded the increased health risk in prison; at least two China, which arrested several journalists for their coverage of the pandemic, was the world ’s worst jailer for the second year in a row. It was followed by Turkey, which continues to try journalists free on parole and arrest new ones; Egypt, which went to great lengths to keep custody of journalists not

Un employé du Comité de protection des journalistes (CPJ) basé à New York, photographié dans ses locaux le 5 octobre 2021 © Ed Jones An employee of the New York-based Protection Committee (CPJ), photographed in his premises on October 5, 2021

Never the number of journalists Imprisoned in the world has not been highly denounced the Journalists' Protection Committee (CPJ) based in New York, China and Burma alone representing a quarter of the 293 reporters behind the bars.

The CPJ, an association funded by private donations and denounces for 40 years the murders, imprisonments, violence, censures and threats against the journalists, counted in its annual report 50 journalists imprisoned into China, 26 in Burma, 25 in Egypt , 23 in Vietnam and 19 in Belarus.

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The Committee to Protect Journalists , a press freedom monitoring group, said 293 journalists were behind bars this year, more than a quarter of them in China. Since the group established the database of imprisonments in 1992, it has become a global benchmark for measuring repression of journalists . Joel Simon, the group’s executive director, and Arlene Getz, its editorial director, said in releasing the survey that the relentless climb in the number of jailed journalists reflected differing circumstances by country, but that a common denominator was an increasing unwillingness among

A record number of journalists were imprisoned during 2020, as governments cracked down on coverage of the coronavirus pandemic or tried to suppress reporting of civil unrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists ( CPJ ) said on Tuesday. At least two journalists died after contracting the disease in custody, the report said. "It's shocking and appalling that we are seeing a record number of journalists imprisoned in the midst of a global pandemic," CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said in a statement. The report blamed a lack of global leadership on democratic values, and in particular

if we add to this ranking Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Russia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, the CPJ has identified 293 journalists in prison in the world as of December 1, 2021, a New record after having counted 280 in 2020.

"This is the sixth consecutive year that the CPJ identifies a record number of journalists imprisoned in the world," denounced his director Joel Simon, cited in a statement.

"Improve journalists who report information is the trademark of an authoritarian regime", has lampitated Mr Simon, finding "particularly terrifying that Burma and Ethiopia had so brutally closed the door to the freedom of The press ".

The association also counted 24 journalists killed this year in the world, including 19 "retaliation for their work," first in Mexico and India.

"Mexico remains the country of the most murderer's continent for reporters with three journalists killed in direct retaliation to their reports," laundered the CPJ, who also investigate six other murders.

India is at the top of this list with four journalists killed this year.

In its report, the CPJ considers that the number of imprisoned journalists "is a reflection of growing intolerance in the world for independent journalism" in a context of "political upheavals and repressions of the media".

The association cites the cases of China and its repressive policy in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, of the coup in Burma, of the war in the north of Ethiopia or Belarus.

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