CPJ to release annual assessment of press freedom

This year’s edition looks at new face of censorship

New York, April 18, 2017–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual publication, Attacks on the Press, on April 25, 2017. The theme of this year’s edition is “The New Face of Censorship.”

New information technologies were supposed to make censorship obsolete. Instead, they have made it more complicated. This year’s edition of Attacks on the Press explores the evolution of censorship tactics into sophisticated tools used to control the flow of information worldwide.

CPJ will mark the launch of the book with two public events on April 25, 2017: one in partnership with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University, at 6 P.M. BST, and another at Columbia Journalism School in New York City, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

WHAT: Release of CPJ’s publication Attacks on the Press: The New Face of Censorship

WHEN: April 25, 2017; 9:01 A.M. EDT

WHERE: Online at www.cpj.org


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 chapters are available in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Media contacts:

CPJ Communications Department

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