Record number of journalists imprisoned in 2020 - report

Record number of journalists imprisoned in 2020 - report

Yahoo - World·2020-12-15 15:00

(Reuters) - A record number of journalists were imprisoned during 2020, as governments cracked down on coverage of the coronavirus pandemic or tried to suppress reporting of civil unrest, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Tuesday.

At least 274 journalists were in jail as of Dec. 1, the most since the New York-based group began collecting data in the early 1990s, the report said, up from at least 250 last year.

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