Violence and threats drive out journalists

CPJ to launch 2013 Exile Report
New York, June 5, 2013–More than fifty journalists from 21 different countries fled their homes in the past year, with many never practicing their profession again. A new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, marking World Refugee Day, spotlights the violence, imprisonment, and threats of death which have forced journalists into exile from some of the world’s most repressive nations. In the past 12 months, journalists in Somalia, Syria, and Iran, among other countries, have been driven from their homes.
WHAT: Journalists in Exile 2013, a CPJ special report
WHEN: June 19, 2013 -12:01 a.m. EDT / 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 Arabic, English, Farsi, French, and Spanish.
Media contact: Magnus Ag, Advocacy and Communications Associate: Tel. +1.212.300.9007, E-mail: [email protected]