Journalists in prison

Every year the Committee to Protect Journalists releases a list of journalists imprisoned around the world. Every year since 2001, the United States has featured on this list. Joel Simon blogs about this further on the CPJ Blog,

The annual appearance of the United States on CPJ’s imprisoned list since 2001 corresponds precisely with a dramatic upsurge in the total number of journalists imprisoned around the world. At the end of 2001, the number of journalists in prison worldwide shot up from 81 to 118, eventually reaching a high of 139. At the end of last year, there were 127 journalists in prison, including two held in U.S. military custody. link

The list will be published at the end of 2008.