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

IAPA warns of growing risks to freedom of expression and the press in the Americas

The Inter-American Press Association published the conclusions of their semi-annual meeting, summarizing the most important challenges in terms of Freedom of Expression in the Americas.

Malawi football fans assault TV reporter Yasin Limu

Sports journalist Yasin Lamu’s equipment damaged during attack by Wanderers FC supporters.

India’s political parties urged to adopt 10-point press freedom program ahead of elections

RSF asks India’s political parties to commit to press freedom by adopting ten key recommendations that aim to defend the right to reliable news and information and protect journalists.

More than 100 journalists killed in six months in Gaza – where is the international community?

“Gaza’s reporters must be protected, those who wish must be evacuated, and Gaza’s gates must be opened to international media.”

CPJ seeks probe of Israeli attack on TV journalists wearing press insignia

“The IDF’s disregard for press insignia, both after and prior to October 7, endangers the lives of journalists.”

Norway: No justice for attempted murder of PEN International VP

On 9 April, the Oslo District Attorney’s Office dismissed the case regarding the attempted murder of publisher William Nygaard, who was shot and seriously injured on 11 October 1993.