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.

Stalking the messenger: Ending impunity for illegal surveillance

Stalking the messenger: Ending impunity for illegal surveillance

It’s thanks to the work of journalists that the crimes of state surveillance were first exposed. Now, they are among those being stalked.

Recent Articles on Impunity

Radio commentator shot dead in the Philippines’s capital region

Radio commentator Percy Lapid is the second journalist killed under the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, Martial Law commemoration in the Philippines, and flooding crisis in Pakistan

September 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

The treacherous road to Brazil’s elections and a rise in violence against journalists in Paraguay, Cuba, Canada and Haiti

September 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