CPJ to release report on 22 years of impunity for journalist killings by Israeli military

New York, May 1, 2023—On May 9, 2023, the Committee to Protect Journalists will release “Deadly Pattern,” a report on the killings of journalists by the Israeli military over the past 22 years.

Ahead of the first anniversary of Al-Jazeera Arabic correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing while reporting on an Israeli military raid in the West Bank, CPJ revisited 20 cases of journalists killed by the Israel Defense Forces and found a pattern of Israeli response that appears designed to evade responsibility.

CPJ’s report documents the scope of Israeli military killings of journalists and how the country’s seeming refusal to pursue justice for slain reporters undermines the freedom of the press. It also looks at Israel’s military investigative process and explains why it so often falls short. The report includes CPJ’s recommendations to protect journalists, end impunity in the cases of killed journalists, and prevent future killings.

WHAT: Deadly Pattern, CPJ’s report on impunity for journalist killings by the Israeli military

WHEN: May 9, 2023, 12 a.m. EDT / 7 a.m. IDT

WHERE: Press conference, Hilton Tel Aviv, 10 a.m. IDT

CPJ will also host a panel discussion introducing the report that will be held in Arabic on May 10, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time, at the Carmel Hotel in Ramallah.

The report will be available on CPJ’s website in English, Arabic, and Hebrew.


The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.

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