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China is world’s top jailor of journalists

Feb. 18 (TibetanReview.net): China is the jailor of most number of journalists, along with Iran, in 2010 due mainly to a spate of jail terms for ethnic minority writers, said New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) in its annual report released on Feb. 15. 

“The increase was propelled by a series of imprisonments of Uyghur and Tibetan journalists that began in the latter half of 2009 and continued into 2010, the details of which have emerged only recently in accounts of their court proceedings,” the group said. It said these journalists were handed jail terms after they addressed ethnic tensions amid violent regional unrest in recent years, “topics that are officially off-limits”.

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