Q: Which countries censor journalists? And what limitations do those journalists face?

Top 10 Most Censored Countries Credit: The Committee to Protect Journalists


A new report issued Wednesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists says the countries that censor journalists the most are Eritrea, North Korea, and Turkmenistan.
It was the first time the CPJ has released a ranking on censorship since 2015.

“Censorship is alive and well.”


“The internet was supposed to make censorship obsolete, but that hasn’t happened,” said Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. “Censorship is alive and well.”

Among the tactics used: harassing reporters with surveillance, limiting social media and internet access and imprisoning journalists. In Eritrea, as many as five journalists may have died in jail since 2001, although the CPJ couldn’t independently confirm that number due to the restrictions placed on journalists.

The CPJ list only addresses countries where the government places limits on journalists. In other countries, factors such as war create a dangerous climate for the press, the CPJ said.
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