Cuba Is 91.5 Times More Repressive Than China

Monday, May 18, 2009
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists ("CPJ"), "21 independent reporters and editors are currently jailed in Cuba, which is the second-worst jailer of journalists in the world after China." 
 
CPJ can identify 28 journalists imprisoned in China (out of a population of 1.4 billion people). Meanwhile, they identify 21 journalists imprisoned in Cuba (out of a population of 11.5 million people).
 
Statistically, this makes Cuba 91.5 times more repressive than China as regards the activities of independent journalists.
 

In the interest of full disclosure, here's the math:
 
28/1400
0.02
21/11.5
1.8260869565217391304347826086957
1.83/.02
91.5
 
Capitol Hill Cubans would like to thank its good friend at NYU for this calculation.