China has overtaken Turkey as the worst jailer of journalists
China has displaced Turkey as the largest jailer of reporters in the world, according to an annual survey released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday.Following China, Turkey, Saudi Arab and Egypt remain the worst jailers of journalists globally.The CPJ report notes that "authoritarianism, instability and protests" in the Middle East are the primary factors shaping the situation.China, the most repressive media environment for journalists, currently holds 47 as prisoners.The substantial figure reflects the numer of reporters who have documented the systematic persecution...
China biggest jailer of journalists, as press dangers persist: watchdog
Washington (AFP) - At least 250 journalists are jailed around the world, with the largest number held in China, amid a growing crackdown by authoritarian regimes on independent media, a press watchdog group said Wednesday.Many of those imprisoned face "anti-state" charges or are accused of producing "false news," according to the report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists which also cited Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Eritrea, Vietnam, and Iran for their jailing of journalists.The press freedom watchdog said it counted at least 48 journalists jailed in China, one more than in...
Convicted Khmer Rouge prison chief hospitalised
Phnom Penh (AFP) - A Khmer Rouge-era jailer who was the first to be convicted in an ongoing Cambodian war crimes tribunal is ill in hospital, a prison official told AFP Wednesday.Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, is serving out a life sentence for his role in managing a Phnom Penh detention centre where thousands were incarcerated, tortured and sent to their deaths in nearby "Killing Fields".The "factory of death", as the S-21 prison was known, was at the heart of the security apparatus of the Khmer Rouge, an ultra-Maoist regime that ruled from 1975-1979 and killed almost a quarter of the ...