New York, December 5, 2012— The threat of imprisonment has become a reality for a record number of journalists in 2012, the Committee to Protect Journalist found in its annual prison census. The report, to be released on December 11, records and analyzes the imprisonment of journalists globally, underlining the ongoing crackdown against critical reporting.
A breakdown of the charges, regions, mediums and the number of freelance journalists imprisoned will be available. CPJ’s census, first published in 1990, is a snapshot of those incarcerated at midnight on December 1, 2012. It does not include the many journalists imprisoned and released throughout the year.
WHAT: 2012 Imprisoned Journalists, a CPJ yearly census
WHEN: December 11, 2012 – 12:01 a.m. EST / 5:01 a.m. GMT
Advance copies of the report are available upon request and interviews may be arranged prior to launch date. The report will be published in Arabic, English, French, Russian, Turkish and Spanish.