CPJ to release annual list of journalists imprisoned worldwide

New York, December 8, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide on December 15, 2015.

The census catalogs journalists imprisoned as of midnight on December 1, 2015 and indicates the country where held, charge, and medium of work for each imprisoned journalist. It does not include the many journalists who were imprisoned during the year but released prior to December 1. CPJ published its first prison census in 1990.

WHAT: Yearly census of imprisoned journalists

WHEN: December 15, 2015; 12:01 A.M. EST

WHERE: www.cpj.org


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

Note to Editors: Advanced copies of the report and data are available upon request.

Media Contacts:

Samantha Libby
Advocacy Officer
Tel. +1 212-300-9007
E-mail: [email protected]

Ashley Parent
Communications Associate
Tel. +1 212 300 9032
E-mail: [email protected]