The United States currently ranks 6th worldwide for jailing journalists according to a report released this month by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). China is the worst offender with 32, followed by Cuba (24), Ethiopia (15) and Eritrea (13). The 2005 report indicates that only 25 nations this year are currently incarcerating journalists. Nearly half (13) are not jailing more than one person. Of the remaining 12, Vietnam (3) follows Myanmar (5) and is ranked at 8th worst world rank shared with Algeria and the Maldives - compared with Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan and Rwanda who make the list with 1. Updated information can also be found on RSF, Reporters sans Frontiers or Reporters without Borders.
Eyebeam Reblog & MediaLaw. U.S. ranks sixth in jailing journalists
CPJ. China, Cuba, two African nations are top jailers of journalists
CPJ. Journalists in Jail on December 1, 2005: A Global Tally
RSF. Reporters without Borders website
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