China: The world's biggest prison for journalists

China is a world leader in many things, from carbon dioxide emissions to executions, and exports to, um, overall panda production.

To this list we can now add: total number of journalists jailed.

The above chart, from Statista, shows that as of December 17, 44 journalists were in prison in China out of the world total of 220.

The Committee to Protect Journalists, which compiled the figures, said the jailed journalists reflected new pressure members of the media had come under from president Xi Jinping.

Almost half of those jailed are Tibetan or Uighur, CPJ reported.

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