Journalist murders muzzle the press

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


Interviews can be arranged in New York or in Costa Rica, where CPJ is participating in World Press Freedom Day.

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

Note to Editors : Advance copies of the report are available upon request and interviews may be arranged prior to the launch date. The 2013 Impunity Index and full report will be available online in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The index is part of CPJ’s Global Campaign Against Impunity.

Media contact:
Magnus Ag
Advocacy and Communications Associate
Tel. +1.212.300.9007


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