69 Journalists Forced Into Exile

June 1, 2011-May 31, 2012



Top Countries
from Which They Flee

8 Syria
7 Somalia
7 Pakistan
6 Iran
5 Ethiopia
5 Eritrea
3 Sudan
3 Ecuador
2 Rwanda
2 Iraq
2 China

Top Countries
to Which They Go

16 U.S.
6 Turkey
6 Kenya
4 Uganda
3 France
3 Djibouti
2 United Arab Emirates
2 Sweden
2 Jordan
2 Sudan


Exile by Region

27 Africa
22 Middle East & North Africa
12 Asia
6 Americas
2 Europe & Central Asia
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Reasons for Exile*

46% Threat of Imprisonment
59% Threat of Violence
22% Imprisonment
32% Violence
26% Harassment
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All figures are rounded to the nearest full percentage point. *May add up to more than 100 percent because more than one category applies in some cases.



Able to Work as Journalist in Exile

29% Continue Working in Exile
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Able to Return Home

10% Able to Return Home
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