More online journalists in jail than print journalists

CJP - Journalists in jail 2008 census The Committee to Protect Journalists has released their 2008 census of jailed journalists, which includes the finding that there are now more online journalists imprisoned than print journalists. The most common charges are unrelated to journalism, charges that have been trumped up to make for a speedy incarceration. The CJP has also published detailed accounts of each imprisoned journalist.

And while the list of countries where these journalists are jailed is not surprising, there was a disturbing scene of police intimidation just last week against the former publisher of Liberation in France (via Foreign Policy’s blog).

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  1. Committee to Protect Journalists’ Report on Journalists Killed in 2010 | dvafoto

    […] of the murders had complete impunity, while only 4% received partial justice. Interestingly, while online journalists have been jailed more frequently than print journalists in recent years, 41% of the deaths in 2010 were print journalists, compared […]

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