By Christie Chisholm
Exercise your right to free information with these websites, dedicated to supporting freedom of the press.
First Amendment Center
Devoted to research, news and analyses of First Amendment issues.
Reporters Without Borders
Defends imprisoned and persecuted journalists, gives financial aid to members of the press who need medical care, lawyers and equipment, and fights to improve the safety of journalists.
Committee to Protect Journalists
A more than 20-year-old nonprofit that works to defend the rights of journalists by revealing abuses around the globe.
Did You Know ...
• 24 journalists have been killed so far in 2007
• 108 journalists have been killed in Iraq since March 2003
• 72.8 percent of the journalists who have died on the job since 1992 were murdered
• 134 journalists have been imprisoned since Dec. 1, 2006
• 243 journalists have been forced into exile since July 2001
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists, www.cpj.org
Journalists in Exile
(A special report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, www.cpj.com)
A Statistical ProfileJuly 2001-June 2007
Total who went into exile in this period: 243
Total currently in exile: 209
Total who have returned from exile: 34
Main Reasons for Going into Exile
Threat of violence or death: 94
Likelihood of imprisonment: 76
The 10 Countries that Have Forced the Most Journalists into Exile
The Gambia: 6
Major Host Countries for Exiled Journalists
United States: 72
United Kingdom: 24
Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Zambia): 14
Exiled journalists currently in media-related jobs (including academia): 64 (30 percent)
Journalists who returned from exile currently in media-related jobs: 30 (88 percent)
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