The number of journalists jailed around the world reached a record high in 2012, with Turkey the worst offender, the New-York based Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report Tuesday.
As of December 1, 232 reporters, photographers and editors were in prisons in 27 countries, jailed on charges of "terrorism" and crimes against the state intended to "silence critical voices," the group said.
The figure is the highest since the organization began record-keeping in 1990. Until now, the record was 185 set in 1996.
The top five jailers are:
The full report can be found here.FULL STORY