CPJ launches 2012-2013 Journalists in Exile special report
New York, June 19, 2013--Fifty-five journalists from 21
countries fled their homes due to violence, imprisonment, and death threats in
the past year, according to a new report
from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
The annual survey, marking World Refugee Day on June 20, spotlights the plight of journalists who have been forced into exile from some of the world's most repressive nations and received assistance from CPJ over the last 12 months. The top countries driving out journalists were Iran and Somalia, followed by Ethiopia, Syria, and Eritrea, among others.