CPJ to release annual list of journalists imprisoned worldwide

New York, December 6, 2016 — The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide on December 13, 2016. CPJ found that more journalists were imprisoned this year than in any year since CPJ’s first prison census, published in the 1990 edition of Attacks on the Press.

The census catalogs journalists imprisoned as of midnight on December 1, 2016, 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.

WHAT: Yearly census of imprisoned journalists

WHEN: December 13, 2016; 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:

Kerry Paterson

Senior Advocacy & Communications Officer

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Mehdi Rahmati

Communications Associate

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