CPJ's 2010 list of exiled journalists includes one from Guatemala

The Committee to Protect Journalists has released its 2010 survey of journalists living in exile.

Faced with attacks, threats or imprisonment, at least 85 journalists worldwide fled their home countries from June 1, 2009, through May 31, 2010 -- double the previous 12-month period.

According to the report, most journalists are fleeing Iran and East Africa. One was from the Americas: Guatemala.

In the past 10 years, more than 500 journalists have fled, and 454 remain exiled. Of those, 47 -- 20 from Colombia -- are from the Americas.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.