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.

End Impunity, Free Expression!

Imagine a world without impunity, where everyone is free to exercise their right to freedom of expression and information and able to access, generate and share ideas and information in any way they choose, without fear.

We do.

Recent Articles on Impunity

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said a Pakistan court decision overturning the conviction for the mastermind of US reporter Daniel Pearl’s murder is a shocking symbol of impunity for crimes of violence against journalists.

The Istanbul Chief Prosecutor Office is seeking aggravated life sentences for 18 men for murder charges, charged two others with “incitement to first degree murder,” and issued Interpol notices for their arrests.

IFEX Regional Brief

February in Europe and Central Asia: A round up of key free expression news, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.