CPJ to release annual report of journalists imprisoned globally

New York, January 10, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its 2023 annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide on January 18, 2024.

The 2023 prison census will reveal which governments are the worst jailers of journalists globally and will include further thematic analysis by CPJ experts. 

The census records journalists known to be in custody as of December 1, 2023, providing background information and data regarding the nature of the charges as well as the journalist’s beat. This is complemented by an in-depth analysis of the trends driving the sharp increase in the number of journalists behind bars in recent years.

WHAT: CPJ’s census of journalists jailed around the world in 2023

WHEN: January 18, 2024, 8 a.m. ET/1 p.m. GMT 

WHERE: www.cpj.org

WHO: CPJ experts are available to speak in multiple languages about the key findings and what the data portend for press freedom in the year ahead. To request an interview, please reach out to [email protected].


About the Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.

Note to editors: 

Census materials will be translated to various languages and CPJ experts are also available for interviews in multiple languages. 

Media contact:

[email protected]