CPJ to release annual report on journalists imprisoned and killed globally

New York, December 1, 2021– On December 9, 2021, the Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census and global analysis of journalists imprisoned or killed during the year. These numbers have reached record levels in recent years and the report will reveal which governments are the worst jailers of reporters, the developments that led to their incarceration, and a series of regional and country-focused features by CPJ staff.

The census lists journalists known to be in custody at midnight on December 1, 2021, with detailed background information and demographic data for each. The database will also include CPJ’s updated, comprehensive database of journalists killed in 2021.

WHAT: CPJ’s census of journalists jailed or murdered around the world in 2021

WHEN: December 9, 2021, 12:01 a.m. EST/5:01 a.m. GMT

WHERE: www.cpj.org


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

Note to Editors:

Advance copies of the report and data are available upon request. To request a copy please contact [email protected]. CPJ experts are also available for interviews in multiple languages.

Media contact:

Bebe Santa-Wood

[email protected]