in Azerbaijan 6 journalists remain behind bars

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.