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

At least 67 journalists and media workers were killed in 2022

More than half of the 67 killings occurred in just three countries: Ukraine (15), Mexico (13), and Haiti (7); these are highest yearly numbers CPJ has ever recorded for these countries.

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 4, 2014, lawyer Thulani Maseko, appears in court in the traditional animal skin garb of a Zulu warrior, in Mbabane, Swaziland. , AP Photo/Nkosingiphile Myeni-The Nation Magazine

Regional coalition calls for independent investigation into Thulani Maseko’s assassination

The Spaces of Solidarity network is adamant that the failure to carry out a thorough and credible investigation into the murder of human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, will only foster the growing culture of impunity in eSwatini.

India: Government uses emergency powers to block BBC documentary critical of Modi

India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ordered Twitter and YouTube to block clips of a BBC documentary critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Martinez Zogo is 2nd Cameroonian journalist to die in distressing manner in recent years

The body of radio journalist Martinez Zogo showing signs that he was tortured, was found near the capital, Yaoundé, five days after he was reported missing.

Rwanda must investigate the mysterious death of investigative journalist

Investigative journalist John Williams Ntwali, who was a fearless voice of victims of human rights violations in Rwanda and a government critic, died in a mysterious car crash according to police.

Ghanaian court orders state institutions to compensate Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri

In what can be described as a major victory for media freedom, Ghana’s Human Rights Division Court orders the heads of three major state institutions to apologize to journalist Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri, for violating his rights.