CPJ to release report and host media briefing on press freedom in Myanmar

New York, July 20, 2021–Since the February military coup in Myanmar, the junta has cracked down harshly on the press, attacking reporters and photographers and jailing dozens of journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists will publish a mid-year census on journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, with analysis and recommendations.

WHAT: Virtual press launch of mid-year report on journalists imprisoned in Myanmar 

WHEN: July 28, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT / 1300 GMT / 7:30 p.m. Myanmar time

WHO: Shawn Crispin, CPJ’s senior Southeast Asia representative, and Nathan Maung, American journalist and Kamayut Media editor. Maung was recently deported to the U.S. from Myanmar after being released from prison, where authorities abused him in retaliation for his reporting. 

WHERE: RSVP for Zoom link

Note to editors:

Embargoed copies of the report will be available upon request. Journalists interested in attending the briefing and asking questions can register here. The briefing will be livestreamed on CPJ’s Facebook page. To schedule an interview with a CPJ expert or to request an embargoed copy of the report, email [email protected].

Media contact:

Bebe Santa-Wood

Communications Associate

[email protected]