Every year, 3 May is celebrated as World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the importance of press freedom and remind governments of their duty to uphold the right to freedom of expression. The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and the World Editors Forum, comprising editors and publishers from countries with a free press, use the occasion to highlight the risks faced by journalists in the line of duty. Mint marks the day by drawing attention to the number of journalists killed or jailed across the world in 2009, based on WAN data.
Chart of journalists killed or jailed across the world: Click here
Graphic by Ahmed Raza Khan / Mint