251 journalists jailed for doing their jobs as of 1 December 2018.

The Committee to Protect Journalists, in an annual survey reveals that some 251 journalists were behind bars for doing their jobs as of 1 December. Of those jailed, 70 percent were facing anti-state charges or stood accused of aiding groups considered by authorities to be terrorist organizations. False news charges were also on the rise, with 28 reporters held on such charges across Egypt, Cameroon, Rwanda, Morocco and China. China had put a total of 47 journalists behind bars by December 1, at least 10 of whom were being detained without charge, according to the CPJ. The study singled out … Continue reading 251 journalists jailed for doing their jobs as of 1 December 2018.