CPJ: Record number of journalists jailed in 2017

For the second year in a row, the number of journalists in jail has hit a historical high, with 262 behind bars. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says in its annual report that Turkey, Egypt and China are the worst offenders.

    For the second year in a row, the number of journalists in jail has hit a historical high, with 262 behind bars.

    The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says in its annual report that Turkey, Egypt and China are the worst offenders.

    Among those named in the report is Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein.

    He was arrested and detained almost a year ago after visiting his family in Egypt.

    The committee is calling for more pressure from the international community.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Washington.


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