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

Intersex person brutally attacked by members of public in Cameroon

Sara, an intersex Cameroonian, is badly hurt and traumatised after being savagely assaulted for several hours by a violent mob.

Media in Lesotho under attack

Media violations against journalists, media practitioners and media outlets are on the rise in Lesotho.

Bahrain: A decade of cosmetic reforms and a free expression crackdown

Ten years on, Bahrain’s pro-democracy movement leaders are still behind bars, major opposition political parties are outlawed, and the only independent newspaper in the country is indefinitely suspended, says a new report from Bahrain Center for Human Rights.