Bloggers More Likely To End Up In Jail Than Print Journalists


If you live in or travel to a country without press freedom, make no mistake: Big Brother reads blogs. Of 125 journalists in jail worldwide, 45% of them write for online media, says the Committee to Protect Journalists. That’s more than any other type of media, with print in second place with 42% of the total.

China earns the dubious distinction of being the world’s worst jailer of journalists, a position it’s held for 10 consecutive years. Other danger areas for journalists: Cuba, Burma, Eritrea, and Uzbekistan.


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Chart: CPJ