Global Risks to Journalists Increase—Record Number in Prison

From a Wall Street Journal story by Caitlin Ostroff headlined “Global Risks to Journalists Increase, Say Press Advocates”:

UNITED NATIONS—Press freedom advocates highlighted a growing number of risks to journalists as a record number have been imprisoned, including Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.

The United Nations hosted a series of speakers ahead of its 30th World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday. That date will also mark the fifth week of Mr. Gershkovich’s detention by Russia. As of December, 363 journalists were imprisoned in more than 30 countries, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.