Attacks on the Press

CPJ to launch annual global assessment of press freedom

New York, February 5, 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 worldwide, at a press conference on February 12 at the United Nations.

CPJ will present analysis of the transnational threat to press freedom posed by mass surveillance and censorship. Other topics will include impunity in journalist killings and the role of a strong, independent media in global development.

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

WHEN:           Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – 11:00 A.M. EST

WHERE:         United Nations. Dag Hammarskjold Library 405 East 42nd Street, NYC.

Live streamed 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, and Spanish. Interviews may also be requested in advance. Regional chapters of the book will be available online in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, and Spanish. Printed copies will be distributed at the press conference.

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


Media contacts: 

Samantha Libby

Communications Associate

Tel: +1.212.300.9032

Email: [email protected]

Correction: This media advisory has been updated to reflect that February 12 is a WEDNESDAY not Thursday.