CPJ Impact

28 Jun

News from the Committee to Protect Journalists, June 2012

East African journalists flee violence

CPJ’s Journalists
in Exile
report, released on June 19 ahead of World Refugee Day, found that
African reporters fleeing violence in their countries make up nearly half of
the 463 journalists forced into exile over the past five years. More than a
quarter of the 57 journalists who fled their homes this year came from an East
African nation, CPJ research shows.

Four East African countries–Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and
Rwanda–rank among the top 10 of the list. CPJ’s Journalist Assistance Program,
in its work to optimize advocacy and logistical and financial support, is
making a special effort
to help East African journalists deal with this crisis.

The report, which is available in English,
French,
and Spanish,
is accompanied by an online video
highlighting the experiences of journalists in exile.

from Committee to Protect Journalists http://cpj.org/2012/06/cpj-impact-39.php

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