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 picture of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia at the protest memorial dedicated to her on the third anniversary of her murder, in Valletta, Malta, 16 October 2020, Joanna Demarco/Getty Images

“These latest developments represent nascent steps towards justice for the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia; however, this progress is long overdue, calling into question why it has taken more than three years to get to this point” – RSF.

A man holds the Serbian national flag in front of the National assembly building in Belgrade, 18 June 2020, ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP via Getty Images

A court sentenced Dragoljub Simonovic, the former mayor of Grocka and a member of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, to four years and three months in jail after finding him guilty of ordering a Molotov cocktail attack on Milan Jovanović’s home.

Former Peruvian Army General Daniel Urresti.
Working Together

IFEX-ALC is concerned over reports of obstruction of justice in the case involving retired general and current Peruvian presidential candidate Daniel Urresti Elera. Urresti has been accused of involvement in the 1988 murder of journalist Hugo Bustíos Saavedra. The IFEX-ALC alliance calls on Peruvian judicial authorities to bring 32 years of impunity in the Bustíos case to an end.