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At least 127 journalists behind bars worldwide

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The Comittee to Protect Journalists reports that at least 127 journalists worldwide are behind bars, and one in six have…

The Comittee to Protect Journalists reports that at least 127 journalists worldwide are behind bars, and one in six have never been publicly charged with a crime.  CPJ’s annual census found the number of jailed journalists has dropped by only seven from the previous year. There was an increase in the proportion of journalists held without any charge. Journalists are being held by 24 countries, most in places notorious for their intolerance of the press.