CPJ to launch 2013 Impunity Index
New York, April 30, 2013–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its 2013 Impunity Index, a global tally of countries with the highest number of unsolved press murders, on May 2, 2013. The index, which calculates unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country’s population, shows that authorities are often unwilling or unable to pursue justice in journalist killings. Since 1992, more than 650 journalists have been murdered in direct relation to their work, a disturbing trend that sends a chilling message to those reporting uncomfortable truths.
WHAT: 2013 Impunity Index: Getting Away with Murder, a special CPJ report
WHEN: May 2, 12:01 a.m. EDT / 04:01 a.m. GMT
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