CPJ to launch 2013 Exile Report

New York, June 5, 2013– More than fifty journalists from 21 different countries fled their homes in the past year, with many never practicing their profession again. A new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, marking World Refugee Day, spotlights the violence, imprisonment, and threats of death which have forced journalists into exile from some of the world’s most repressive nations. In the past 12 months, journalists in Somalia, Syria, and Iran, among other countries, have been driven from their homes.

WHAT: Journalists in Exile 2013, a CPJ special report


WHEN: June 19, 2013,12:01 a.m. EDT / 04:01 a.m. GMT

WHERE: www.cpj.org

Advance copies of the report are available upon request and interviews may be arranged prior to launch date. The report will be published in Arabic, English, Farsi, French, and Spanish.


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

Media contact:

Magnus Ag

Advocacy and Communications Associate

Tel. +1.212.300.9007

E-mail: mag@cpj.org

Link: http://cpj.org/2013/06/violence-and-threats-drive-out-journalists.php