Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan just lately warned that any try at “whitewashing” the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi within the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul wouldn’t fulfill him, or the worldwide neighborhood.
However Turkey has its personal points with silencing journalists — not via assassination, however via imprisonment, in line with information from the Committee to Shield Journalists.
In 2017 the OECD nation had 73 journalists in jail, which is 32 greater than China, the world’s most populous nation — and a notoriously censorious one at that.
Chart of the day: The OECD country that imprisons more journalists than China
No journalists have been killed in Turkey this yr, the info reveals. The committee categorises the nation of Khashoggi’s loss of life as Saudi Arabia, presumably as a result of the consulate is taken into account Saudi Arabian soil.
This yr, 60 journalists have been killed in relation to performing their duties world wide. Essentially the most harmful nation for journalists in 2018 up to now is Afghanistan, the place 10 journalists have been murdered.
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