søndag 12. desember 2021

102 Journalists Imprisoned in China in 2021, International Group Says

According to a report from The International Federation of Journalists, imprisonments of journalists were "on the rise," as 365 journalists are behind bars across the world, compared to 235 last year. "The world needs to wake up to the growing violations of journalists' rights and media freedoms across the globe," Anthony Bellanger, IFJ General Secretary said.

The report released on Thursday, one day before the United Nations Human Rights Day, said that nine journalists have been killed in Afghanistan and 102 have been imprisoned in China. Bellanger said the imprisonments and murders not only affect the loved ones but society as a whole, as the world is in need of accurate information from good journalists. "They also point to the violation of the people's fundamental right to access accurate, objective and fair information so that they can make properly informed choices about public affairs," Bellanger said.

Journalist Imprisonments and murders are not just occurring in China and Afghanistan but in many other countries, the group said.