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

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officials walk toward the site of a clandestine methamphetamine lab busted by the NDLEA, at Obinugwu village, Nigeria, 22 November 2018, STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian journalist beaten unconscious

Alleged members of a drug ring savagely assaulted journalist Frederick Olatunde Odimayo, accusing him of ruining their business.

A photojournalist lies on the ground as ISIL militants clash with Kurdish armed groups, in Syria's Zorafa region, near the Turkish border, 1 October 2014, Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Syria: A black hole for media workers

Over the past decade, media and journalists in Syria faced violations against their work an average of once every three days, reveals a new report from the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression.

Juan Carlos Gahona, brother of late journalist Ángel Gahona, addresses a crowd during a demonstration against the government of President Daniel Ortega in front of the Nicaraguan embassy in San José, Costa Rica, 21 June 2018, EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP via Getty Images

AMARC-ALC, CPJ, IFEX-ALC, Race and Equality and Voces del Sur condemn press freedom deterioration in Nicaragua, call on authorities to guarantee freedom of expression rights

We call on authorities to guarantee freedom of expression rights and We express our solidarity with Nicaraguan journalists and media workers, recognising their bravery, courage and unwavering commitment

Working Together