CPJ to release report on journalists killed in 2020

New York, December 16, 2020– The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual report on journalists killed in relation to their work on December 22, 2020.

CPJ’s report will feature a comprehensive database of journalists who were killed in 2020, alongside an analysis of this year’s data.

CPJ released its annual report on journalists imprisoned globally on December 15, 2020, documenting a record high of 274 behind bars, and the fifth consecutive year with at least 250 journalists in prison. CPJ has also been documenting press freedom violations related to COVID-19 this year, with more than 200 incidents as of November 18.

WHAT: Yearly report on killed journalists

WHEN: December 22, 2020, 12:01 a.m.  EST

WHERE: https://cpj.org/

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

Note to Editors:

CPJ experts are available for interviews in multiple languages, and embargoed copies of the report will be available upon request. CPJ’s database of journalists killed from 1992-2020 is also available for download on https://cpj.org/.

CPJ’s report will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Media contact:

Bebe Santa-Wood

Communications Associate

press@cpj.org