Last Friday I announced I was off to the pub. This Friday, the airport appears a safer option.
According to this article, the latest census from the Committee to Protect Journalists has put China in the top spot for the eighth year in a row for jailing journalists, with a total of 31 imprisoned as of December 1.
But I better be careful where I go. The New York-based committee found the practice is catching on around the world. A record 134 journalists were in jail on December 1 – up nine from the 2005 tally – in 24 countries.
Cuba, Eritrea and Ethiopia joined China among the top four, and Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Iran, Maldives, Mexico, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Uzbekistan and Vietnam rounded out the list of nations to imprison media peoples.