Online journalists jailed more than other media

More Internet journalists are jailed worldwide today than journalists working in any other medium, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

In its annual census of imprisoned journalists, released today, the Committee to Protect Journalists found that 45 percent of all media workers jailed worldwide are bloggers, Web-based reporters, or online editors. Online journalists represent the largest professional category for the first time in CPJ’s prison census.

Abdel Karim Suleiman, an Egyptian blogger, is one of 56 online journalists jailed worldwide. (Reuters)
Abdel Karim Suleiman, an Egyptian blogger, is one of 56 online journalists jailed worldwide. (Reuters)

CPJ’s survey found 125 journalists in all behind bars on December 1, a decrease of two from the 2007 tally.