journalists jailed in 2020

Record number of journalists jailed in 2020, says watchdog

Record number of journalists jailed in 2020, says watchdog

A record number of journalists were behind bars this year, a US-based watchdog said Tuesday, accusing governments worldwide of suppressing the media and fueling misinformation amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual report by the Committee to Protect Journalists found that 274 journalists were imprisoned in 2020 — the highest number since the non-profit organisation began […]