Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:28 pm
Glance at attacks on the press
The Associated Press
Here are the 10 countries listed and the reasons CPJ gave for listing them:
- Syria: Now the world's deadliest place for journalists. At least 28 were killed and two others went missing between January 1 and December 10, 2012.
- Turkey: With 49 journalists imprisoned for their work as of December 1, 2012, Turkey emerged as the world's leading jailer of journalists.
- Iran: Authorities imprisoned 45 reporters and editors as of December 1, 2012. Imprisoned journalists are subjected to extended solitary confinement, deprivation of medical care, and torture.
- Pakistan: Seven journalists killed in 2012.
- Russia: President Vladimir Putin signed a series of bills seen as aimed at stifling dissent. Sixteen murders of journalists over the past decade.
- Somalia: Twelve journalists were killed in direct relation to their work in 2012.
- Vietnam: At least 14 journalists are behind bars.
- Brazil: Four journalists killed in 2012. Judicial censorship hampers press freedoms; public figures have filed hundreds of lawsuits to silence the press.
- Ecuador: Legislation bars news media from promoting political candidates "directly or indirectly" in the 90 days before an election. Three journalists fled into exile in 2012.
- Ethiopia: An anti-terrorism law is used to silence critics. In late 2012, six journalists were in prison. At least 49 Ethiopian journalists have been forced into exile since 2007.