Group: Journalists Jailed More in China – Alexa Olesen

From AP:

China, which jails more journalists than any other nation, is challenging the view that information on the Internet is impossible to control, and the implications for press freedom could be far-reaching, a New York-based rights group said.

At least 31 journalists are behind bars in China, making it the world’s leading jailer of reporters for the eighth year in a row, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in its annual survey released Thursday.

Three out of four of the journalists were convicted under vague charges of subversion or revealing state secrets, and more than half were Internet journalists. [Full Text]

– Read the full CPJ report. Also, a comment on the report from Rebecca MacKinnon and CDT’s earlier post: “Chinese Court Rejects Appeal by Researcher for The Times.”


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