The Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday that the number of journalists who are jailed for their work worldwide set a record in 2021. This, Deutsche Welle reports, as globally, 293 journalists are in prison, up from 2020 when 280 journalists found themselves incarcerated as a result of their work. At least 24 journalists also died due to their work over the course of the year. The CPJ says that China is the world’s worst offender in terms of incarcerations, with 50 journalists are thought to be jailed there. Myanmar, which has locked up 26 journalists since the February 1 coup that saw the military retake control of the state is the second worst offender, followed by Egypt, which has locked up 25 journalists, Vietnam has jailed 23, and Belarus, which currently has 19 journalists behind bars.