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CPJ to release annual report on journalists imprisoned globally

On December 14, 2022, the Committee to Protect Journalists will release its annual census of journalists imprisoned worldwide.   


The census records journalists known to be in custody as of December 1, 2022, providing background information and demographic data on each case, as well as in-depth analysis of trends driving the sharp increase in the number of journalists behind bars in recent years.

The 2022 prison census will reveal which governments are the worst jailers of journalists globally and include thematic and country-specific features by CPJ experts. In recent years, the census has found that the number of journalists behind bars has reached record levels.

WHAT: CPJ’s census of journalists jailed or murdered around the world in 2022

WHEN: December 14, 2022, 12:01 a.m. EST/5:01 a.m. GMT



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