A Record Number of Journalists Have Been Imprisoned Worldwide

From a Wall Street Journal story by Alyssa Lukpat and Max Rust headlined “A Record Number of Journalists Were Detained Worldwide Prior to Evan Gershkovich’s Arrest”:

A record number of journalists were imprisoned in 2022, a sign of weakening press freedom worldwide, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

There were 363 journalists detained in more than 30 countries last year, with the highest number of detainees held in Iran, China and Myanmar, according to the CPJ. The overall figure is nearly double from 2015 and the most since the press-freedom group began tracking imprisonments three decades ago.