Attacks on the Press: CPJ to release assessment of press freedom with gender focus

New York, April 20, 2016–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual publication, Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide, on April 27, 2016.

This year, the book examines the intersection of gender and press freedom from a variety of perspectives, and highlights the challenges as well as the courage of journalists who face threats including sexualized violence, online harassment, and gender-based discrimination.

Public events to mark the book’s launch on April 27 will be held at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C. at 1:30 p.m. EDT and at Columbia University, in New York City, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. A livestream of the panel discussion at the Newseum will be available here.

WHAT: Release of the 2016 edition of CPJ’s publication Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide

WHEN: April 27, 2016; 8:01 A.M., EST

WHERE: Online at


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

Note to Editors:

Advance copies of Attacks on the Press are available upon request in English. Select essays are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.