5 December - 12 December 2012
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Number of journalists in prison reaches record high
Committee to Protect Journalists
Turkey, Iran and China are among the leading jailers of journalists; the total number imprisoned worldwide reached a record high this year, a trend driven primarily by terrorism and other anti-state charges levied against critical reporters and editors, according to a new report. (read more)
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In December 2011, people gathered outside the Justice Palace in Istanbul to protest the detention of journalists; CPJ reports that at least 49 journalists remain jailed in Turkey at the end of 2012
In December 2011, people gathered outside the Justice Palace in Istanbul to protest the detention of journalists; CPJ reports that at least 49 journalists remain jailed in Turkey at the end of 2012

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Africa Compiled by Caro Rolando
Sudan
Student protestors dead, missing in Sudan


Americas Compiled by Erin Woycik
Mexico
Free expression fears rise after inauguration-day arrests in Mexico


Asia and Pacific Compiled by Marianna Tzabiras
Laos
Swiss NGO director expelled from Laos for criticising government
Southeast Asian Press Alliance


Europe and Central Asia Compiled by Caro Rolando
Kazakhstan
Opposition newspapers in Kazakhstan silenced ahead of court ruling
Reporters Without Borders
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Middle East and North Africa Compiled by Hiba Zayadin
Bahrain
IFEX condemns verdict in Bahraini rights defender's case
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