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.

Action Plan or Inaction Plan? The fate of the world’s journalists – and our democracies – hangs in the balance

On the 2022 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, and the 10th anniversary of the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists, IFEX’s Executive Director underscores the need for States to start living up to their commitments.

Recent Articles on Impunity

Spontaneous protests, countering hate speech, and mass release of prisoners

November 2022 in Asia-Pacific: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s regional editor Mong Palatino, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

IFEX Regional Briefs

Mounting pressures in Haiti, Bolivia, and Cuba, and campaigning to end violence against women

November 2022 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Laura Vidal, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

IFEX Regional Briefs

Iraq: No justice for protester deaths

Government promises to hold perpetrators responsible for the vicious violence against peaceful protesters remain unfulfilled.

Africa’s media stakeholders spotlight rising impunity

At the dual commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the UN Plan of Action and the International Day to End Impunity held in Victoria Falls, media stakeholders urged African governments to prosecute perpetrators of crimes against journalists.

Solidarity, action, and remembering: The fight against impunity in Asia

November 2022 in Asia-Pacific: An impunity-themed special issue brief, produced by IFEX’s regional editor Mong Palatino, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

IFEX Regional Briefs

Kosovo: Political pressure on journalists undermines media freedom progress

Press freedom delegation to Kosovo finds that significant progress has been made in strengthening media freedom. However, journalists still find themselves the targets of SLAPPs and smear campaigns that could increase the risk to their safety.

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