According to a Committee for the Protection of Journalists prison census 2017 report, as of December 1, sub Saharan countries had arrested at least 39 journalists, while north African countries had arrested 27.
At Least 66 Journalists 'Languishing in African Jails' - Media Watchdog
News24Wire, 14 December 2017
At least 262 journalists have been jailed for doing their job around the world, and 66 of these, are in Africa - as of December 1, says a media watchdog. Read more »
Journalists react after they were teargassed by anti-riot police who did not want to be filmed during a demonstration in Kisumu on October 13, 2017 (file photo).
Record Number of Journalists Jailed As Turkey, China, Egypt Pay Scant Price for Repression
CPJ, 13 December 2017
For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historical high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world's worst… Read more »
'Record Number of Journalists Jailed in 2017'
Nation, 13 December 2017
The number of journalists imprisoned worldwide has increased to 262 this year, up from the historical 259 imprisoned last year, a new report shows. Read more »
The editors and directors of Red Pepper, a popular tabloid newspaper, will remain in jail until December 19 when a court will consider their bail appeal. The group was ... Read more »
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