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

RSF calls on Somalia’s new president to prioritise journalists’ safety

Somalia’s new president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, is urged by Reporters Without Borders to prioritise the safety of journalists “in a country where political violence and corruption have long prevailed over press freedom.”

RSF appalled by stabbing attack on local newspaper editor in Bangladesh

“Dainik Agrabani Pratidin” editor Mohammad Rashid Chowdhury was ambushed and stabbed on 14 May, two days after publishing an article about a clash between rival gangs.

Honduras recognizes its responsibility in 2009 killing of transgender woman and activist

Honduras has taken a notable step forward in recognizing the rights of transgender people and contributing to a more just and equitable society. Countries in the region lagging on transgender rights should take note.