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China, Iran propel journalist imprisonments to highest level in 14 years
- Dec 8, 2010 - 10:48:00 AM
New York, December 8, 2010¡ªChina's brutal suppression of ethnic journalism and Iran's sustained crackdown on critical voices have pushed the number of journalists imprisoned worldwide to its highest level since 1996, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a new report. In its 2010 census of imprisoned journalists, CPJ identified 145 reporters, editors, and photojournalists behind bars on December 1, an increase of nine from the 2009 tally.