At least 82 journalists were forced to flee their home countries during the past 12 months, a rate of exile that doubles the average recorded since 2001, according to a survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Iraq and Somalia were the most-fled countries and escaping threats of violence was the leading cause of exile. Most exiled journalists never return to their native country and most are not able to work in journalism in their new home. Canada is one of the top five destinations for exiled journalists.

At least 82 journalists were forced to flee their home countries during the past 12 months, a rate of exile that doubles the average recorded since 2001, according to a survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Iraq and Somalia were the most-fled countries and escaping threats of violence was the leading cause of exile. Most exiled journalists never return to their native country and most are not able to work in journalism in their new home. Canada is one of the top five destinations for exiled journalists.

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