Attacks on the Press: CPJ to launch annual global assessment of press freedom

New York, February 10, 2014–The Committee to Protect Journalists will launch Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World’s Front Lines, a yearly assessment of the state of press freedom, on February 12.

The 2014 edition of Attacks contains analysis of the transnational threat to press freedom posed by mass surveillance and censorship. Other topics include impunity in journalist killings and the role of a strong, independent media in global development.

WHAT:           Release of CPJ’s Attacks on the Press – Journalism on the World’s Front Lines

WHEN:           Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – 12:01 a.m. EST / 5:01 a.m. GMT


Live streamed press conference from the U.N. headquarters in New York at 11:00 a.m. EST at (follow @pressfreedom for direct link)



CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide

Note to editors:

CPJ representatives will be available for interviews in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Russian. Interviews may also be requested in advance. Regional chapters of the book will be available online in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Spanish. Advance copies are available upon request.

For social media, CPJ suggests using the hashtag #AttacksOnPress.

Media contact: 

Samantha Libby

Communications Associate

Tel: +1.212.300.9032

Email: [email protected]