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2022 - A Year Of Silencing The Media

Journalists imprisoned in historic numbers.

A screen set up at a courtroom of the Moscow City Court shows a live feed of the verdict in the state treason trial of former reporter Ivan Safronov in Moscow on September 5, 2022. - A Moscow court on September 5, 2022, jailed respected former defense reporter Ivan Safronov for 22 years on treason charges for divulging state secrets. Photo by NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images.

The year 2022 has another shameful record to its credit. Early this month, the organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF/ Reporters Sans Frontiers) released a tally that showed that the number of journalists being held behind bars around the world had hit a new high.

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