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.

Facing up to Impunity

It’s good to know that, on the road to end impunity, we are in good company.

Recent Articles on Impunity

A woman walks past some of the thousands of photos of people killed in Iran during the 1988 massacre as well as during more recent anti-regime uprisings, at a photo exhibit near the US Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., 4 September 2020, SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

Iran: Ebrahim Raisi’s election win underscores ongoing crisis of impunity

With a heinous record of human rights violations, the victory of Iran’s judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi in a flawed presidential election demonstrates Iran’s unabated endemic impunity, says ARTICLE 19.

People protest against crime and violence in the state and the killing of a young man by the Municipal Police, in Acatlan de Perez Figueroa community, state of Oaxaca, 15 June 2020; journalist Gustavo Sánchez had reported on recent protests in the region. VICTORIA RAZO/AFP via Getty Images

Mexican reporter Gustavo Sánchez shot and killed in Oaxaca

Mexican authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the killing of journalist Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera. He was enrolled in a federal protection program after surviving an attempt on his life last year.

A commemoration marking the 27th anniversary of the killing of investigative journalist Uğur Mumcu, in Ankara, Turkey, 24 January 2020, Altan Gocher/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

International groups call on Turkey to investigate new allegations related to journalists’ unsolved murders

Allegations have recently been made by a mob leader in connection with the murders of investigative journalists Uğur Mumcu and Kutlu Adalı, killed in Turkey and Northern Cyprus in 1993 and 1996, respectively.

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