CPJ to release report on exiled journalists to commemorate World Refugee Day
New York, June 11, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual report on journalists forced into exile on June 17, 2015, to mark World Refugee Day on June 20.
The report, headlined “Exiled: When the most dangerous place for journalists is your country,” follows the journeys of four Syrian journalists who were harassed, threatened, detained or attacked by the Assad regime or militant groups such as Islamic State–or both–before deciding to flee. The report includes global data on exiled journalists over the past five years, including the top countries from which they fled, the top host countries, and the reasons for fleeing.
WHAT: Release of CPJ’s report “Exiled: When the most dangerous place for journalists is your country”
WHEN: June 17, 2015, 12:01 a.m. EST/0401 GMT
Note to editors:
Advance copies of “Exiled: When the most dangerous place for journalists is your country” are available upon request in Arabic, English, and French.
For social media, CPJ suggests using the hashtag #Exiled2015