Every day, citizens, journalists, artists and activists are harassed, tortured and killed for expressing themselves.

In the majority of these cases, no one is punished. We’re working to change this.

The shocking facts about the problem of impunity:

journalists and media workers have been killed since 2006.

9 out of 10 cases go unpunished and see perpetrators walk free.

organisations that make up the IFEX network are committed to ending impunity.

Stalking the messenger: Ending impunity for illegal surveillance

Stalking the messenger: Ending impunity for illegal surveillance

It’s thanks to the work of journalists that the crimes of state surveillance were first exposed. Now, they are among those being stalked.

Recent Articles on Impunity

Honduras recognizes its responsibility in trans killing

Honduras has taken a notable step forward in recognizing the rights of transgender people and contributing to a more just and equitable society. Countries in the region lagging on trans rights should take note.

Philippines: Marcos administration must demonstrate commitment to voters, enact pro-democracy reforms

Freedom House urged the next government of the Philippines to uphold democratic ideals and the rule of law, including ensuring the freedom and safety of journalists.

Palestine: Murder of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh renews demands for accountability

Perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice to put an end to the killing of journalists and the grave attacks they face.