In its newly released report, Committee to Protect Journalists says the number of imprisoned journalists is a record high.
In total 250 journalists remain behind bars according to a newly updated database. 6 of these journalists are from Azerbaijan.
Other findings from CPJ’s annual census include:
Ninety-eight percent of journalists jailed worldwide are locals covering their own country. Three of the four journalists with foreign citizenship are imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, and the fourth in China.
Twenty of the jailed journalists, or 8%, are female, compared with 13% last year.
Politics was the beat most likely to land journalists in jail, followed by human rights and corruption.
More than half of those imprisoned were reporters publishing online.