488 journalists jailed, 46 killed across the world in 2021 - Reporters without Borders
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Reporters without Borders (RSF)’s the international non-profit organization for safeguarding the right to freedom of information, has released their latest annual roundup of violence and abuse suffered by journalists across the world.
- There are currently 488 media professionals imprisoned around the world, the highest number since Reporters Without Borders began counting more than 25 years ago.
- The number killed this year — 46 — was the lowest since it began issuing annual tallies, due to the relative stabilisation of conflicts in West Asia especially in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.
- China once again has the highest number of imprisoned journalists at 127. Out of this number, more than half about 71 are Uighur journalists.
- The most dangerous countries were Mexico and Afghanistan, with seven and six journalist deaths respectively, followed by Yemen and India with four deaths each.
Reporters Without Borders (French: Reporters Sans Frontières; RSF)
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