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October 2, 2011 / lizatwood

Number of journalists imprisoned grows

Despite the Arab Spring, or perhaps because of it, the number of journalists who have been jailed continues to grow, according to Reporters Without Borders.

So far, 161 journalists have been jailed in 2011 compared with 137 in 2010 and 118 in 2009, the organization reports. China, Eritrea and Iran stand out as the countries most hostile to journalists. Together those three countries account for more than 90 of the jailed journalists.

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