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Surprise among countries jailing the most journalists per capita

The Committee to Protect Journalists of the CJR is most concerned with the murder of journalists in Russia and Syria and the long-term incarceration of reporters.

The number of nations hostile to free speech and press includes the usual suspects: China, Ethiopia, Iran, Vietnam, and Sudan. But it is surprising that Israel ranks second in the number of journalists in prison although aspiring to be a modern democracy. -db

From an analysis for the Columbia Journalism Review, April 2,2012, by Justin D. Martin.

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