The number of journalists in the world who are in prison has reached the highest level in history. About it informs International Committee to Protect Journalists.
This year, the number of captive journalists has reached 293.
For the third year in a row, China has become the leader of the anti-rating, with 50 media employees behind bars in the country. In second place was Myanmar, where, after a military coup and the ensuing repression of the press, 26 journalists ended up behind bars. In third place is Egypt, where 25 journalists are imprisoned.
In the fifth place in the anti-rating is Belarus – 19 journalists.
Russia is in ninth place. In the country, according to the organization, 14 media workers are imprisoned. In Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan – two each, in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan one journalist is behind bars.