CPJ to launch 2014 Impunity Index
New York, April 9, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its 2014 Impunity Index, a global tally of countries with the highest number of unsolved press murders. The index, which calculates unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country's population, shows that authorities are often unwilling or unable to pursue justice in journalist killings. Since 1992, more than 600 journalists have been murdered with impunity, a disturbing trend that sends a chilling message to those reporting uncomfortable truths.
WHAT: 2014 Impunity Index: Getting Away with Murder, a special CPJ report
WHEN: April 16, 12:01 a.m. EDT / 04:01 a.m. GMT
Note to Editors: Advance
copies of the report are available upon request and interviews may be arranged
prior to the launch date. The 2014 Impunity Index and full report will be
available online in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
The index is part of CPJ's Global
Campaign Against Impunity.
CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide.
Committee to Protect Journalists
212-300-9032 ext. 124