Pakistan’s endangered press

 New CPJ report analyzes journalist killings

New York, May 16, 2013Journalists face deteriorating security accompanied by a severe lack of justice in Pakistan. Authorities have failed to prosecute a single suspect in the 23 journalist murders over the past decade. In a new report to be published on May 23, the Committee to Protect Journalists examines impunity in journalist killings in Pakistan and details how critical coverage leaves the press ensnared in a web of militancy, security and politics.

WHAT: Roots of Impunity: Pakistan’s Endangered Press and the Perilous Web of
Militancy, Security and Politics

WHEN: May 23, 2013 – 12:01 a.m. EST / 04:01 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 English and Urdu.