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Number of jailed journalists reached global high in 2021, at least 24 killed for their coverage -CPJ report (Helen Coster, Reuters)

The number of journalists worldwide who are behind bars reached a global high in 2021, according to a new report from the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists, which says that 293 reporters were imprisoned as of Dec. 1 this year.

At least 24 journalists were killed because of their coverage, and 18 others died in circumstances that make it too difficult to determine whether they were targeted because of their work, the CPJ said on Thursday in its annual survey on press freedom and attacks on the media.

Number of jailed journalists reached global high in 2021, at least 24 killed for their coverage -CPJ report | Reuters