An interesting story in today’s New York Times: "The United States is tied with Myanmar for sixth place among countries keeping the most journalists behind bars, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists."
According to the report, China tops the list with the most journalists in jail: 32. "A total of 125 writers, editors and photojournalists were held in jails around the world on Dec. 1, 2005, the report said. The tally is 3 higher than were held on Dec. 1, 2004," writes Times reporter Katharin Seelye, "but it is not the highest number in the 25 years that the committee has been keeping track. The highest was 182 journalists jailed in 1995."