New York, October 1, 2015--CPJ will release its 2015 Global Impunity Index, which tracks countries where journalists are murdered and the killers go unpunished, on October 8, 2015. The index will be released ahead of UNESCO's International Conference on Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists in San José, Costa Rica, on October 9-10. The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists is November 2, 2015.
New York, September 14, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its first report on the EU's press freedom record, Balancing Act: Press freedom at risk as EU struggles to match action with values, at a press conference in Brussels on September 29, 2015.
The report analyzes how the EU struggles to balance its ideals as a global leader in press freedom with its member states' criminal defamation and blasphemy laws and counterterrorism measures, including mass surveillance. The report also explores what happens when member states renege on their press freedom commitments, and recommends specific actions to the EU as an institution and to individual countries.
New York, July 8, 2015-Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya this month, the Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report, "Broken promises: How Kenya is failing to uphold its commitment to a free press," on July 15, 2015.
The report examines the deteriorating climate for press freedom at a crucial time for continued development of Kenya's democracy, economy, and security.
New York, June 17, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a census of journalists imprisoned in Egypt on June 25, 2015.
CPJ to release report on exiled journalists to commemorate World Refugee Day
New York, June 11, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual report on journalists forced into exile on June 17, 2015, to mark World Refugee Day on June 20.
The report, headlined "Exiled: When the most dangerous place for journalists is your country," follows the journeys of four Syrian journalists who were harassed, threatened, detained or attacked by the Assad regime or militant groups such as Islamic State--or both--before deciding to flee. The report includes global data on exiled journalists over the past five years, including the top countries from which they fled, the top host countries, and the reasons for fleeing.
New York, May 13, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat, its first report on the global threat to cartoonists, on May 19, 2015.
The attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 shed light on the grave dangers confronting those who draw satirical and political cartoons. But threats against cartoonists are a global phenomenon and are as diverse as the content of the cartoons themselves. CPJ's report explores the crackdowns on cartoonists by examining cases in Malaysia, India, South Africa, Bangladesh, Venezuela, the United States, Ecuador, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Iran.
New York, April 22, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, its annual assessment of the state of press freedom worldwide, on April 27.
|New York, April 14, 2015-The Committee to Protect Journalists' list of the 10 Most Censored Countries will be released on April 21, 2015. The updated ranking of where the news media is most restricted is based on CPJ research into the use of repressive government tactics such as imprisonment, draconian laws, harassment of journalists, and restrictions on Internet access. The report includes profiles of the countries and their varied means of censorship.|
New York, December 18, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual report on journalists killed in relation to their work.
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