CPJ: Chinese Government the "Leading Jailer" of Journalists

February 4, 2005

According to a report issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists, China, Cuba, Eritrea, and Burma account for more than three-quarters of the total number of journalists imprisoned around the world. Of 122 imprisoned journalists, CPJ found that the Chinese government, which it called the "leading jailer of journalists," was responsible for jailing 42.