Promoting and defending freedom of expression as a fundamental human right

IFEX is a diverse, worldwide network of over 100 non-governmental organisations that advocates for the free expression and access to information rights of all.

Stalking the messenger: Ending impunity for illegal surveillance

International Day to End Impunity

For this year’s International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (IDEI), IFEX is focusing on illegal surveillance as a tactic that threatens journalists’ safety, and drawing attention to how impunity creates the conditions under which it continues to thrive. 

Year-round, IFEX members work to bring the perpetrators of attacks on journalists and rights defenders to justice, and to establish conditions that will make it harder for them to commit such crimes in the first place.

As IFEX Executive Director Annie Game writes in her op-ed marking IDEI, ending impunity for illegal surveillance is a critically important part of this work.