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

Members of Jordan's Darak forces (gendarmerie) stand on guard as protesters demonstrate against measures imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19 amidst concerns over the economy, in Amman, Jordan, 15 March 2021, KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP via Getty Images

Silencing dissent in MENA: How authorities are targeting exiles, journalists and prisoners of conscience

March 2021 in Middle East and North Africa: A free expression roundup produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Naseem Tarawnah, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

IFEX Regional Briefs
The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel López Obrador, points during a press conference, in Mexico City, 5 April 2021, Luis Barron / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Critical voices attacked, no excuse for online abuse, and privacy in the Americas

March 2021 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

IFEX Regional Briefs
Christian devotees take part in a mass at a church in Lahore, Pakistan, 2 April 2021, ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images

Pakistan: Online hatred pushing minorities to the periphery

A new report by Bytes for All features detailed research of social media conversations spreading hate speech directed at faith-based minorities in Pakistan.