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Why Journalists Flee Their Homes

CPJ to release report on exiled journalists to commemorate World Refugee Day

New York, June 11, 2014--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report on exiled journalists. The report marks World Refugee Day and spotlights the threats of violence and imprisonment which force journalists into exile from some of the world's most repressive nations. The narrative report follows the stories of eight individuals from around the world who were forced to flee their homes because of their work.

WHAT: Journalists in Exile 2014. Forced to flee: A timeline of journalists' flight into exile-- a CPJ special report.

WHEN: June 18, 2014, 12 p.m. EST. - (ahead of World Refugee Day, June 20).

WHERE: Online: www.cpj.org

Note to editors: Interviews with exiled journalists profiled in the report and CPJ experts may be arranged prior to launch date. Advance copies of the report will be available upon request.

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