65 Journalists Forced Into Exile
June 1, 2011-May 31, 2012

Exile by Region

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

49% Threat of Imprisonment
58% Threat of Violence
23% Imprisonment
34% Violence
22% 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

31% Continue Working in Exile
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Able to Return Home

11% Able to Return Home
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Top Countries From Which They Flee

  1. Somalia: 7
  2. Syria: 7
  3. Eritrea: 6
  4. Iran: 6
  5. Pakistan: 6
  6. Ethiopia: 4
  7. Ecuador: 3
  8. Nigeria: 2
  9. Kenya: 2
  10. China: 2
  11. Rwanda: 2

Top Countries to Which They Go

  1. U.S.: 15
  2. Kenya: 6
  3. Turkey: 5
  4. Uganda: 4
  5. Djibouti: 3
  6. Germany: 2
  7. Switzerland: 2
  8. United Arab Emirates: 2
  9. Jordan: 2
  10. France: 2