Podium of press persecutors

Myanmar, which had no journalists behind bars at the end of 2020, has rocketed up in the rankings to rival China, the nearly perennial top jailer of journalists, and authoritarian states like Egypt and Turkey. Since the since the Feb. 1, 2021 military coup, the junta has arrested 135 journalists, according to a local press freedoms group, which says the arrests of media workers is still going on.

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