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

IAPA calls for implementation of protection system in Ecuador

In view of the wave of violence against journalists in Ecuador the Inter American Press Association urged the national government to complete the implementation of a protection system for journalists and press workers.

Turkey: Ultra-nationalists threaten journalists

With less than a year to go to presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey, media and journalists are being threatened by ultra-nationalist politicians.

Sierra Leone stakeholders launch document on impunity and the safety of journalists

The disturbing range of violations in Sierra Leone propels media stakeholders and government into drawing up the Comprehensive Framework on the Protection of Journalists.