When it comes to crimes against freedom of expression globally, the problem of impunity is pervasive. In the past 10 years, more than 700 journalists and media workers have been killed for their work. In 9 out of 10 cases these crimes remain uninvestigated and unpunished. 
Countless other citizens, artists, bloggers, activists and journalists have been harassed, threatened, tortured, intimidated, jailed or worse for exercising their basic human right to express themselves, almost never with serious consequences for their perpetrators. 

IFEX coordinates the No Impunity campaign, a global call for accountability for crimes that silence the voices of activists, journalists, bloggers, artists and others exercising their right to free expression. 

For more information about what IFEX is doing, see here . For timely updates on impunity cases, see here

Tags: Impunity Safety of journalists Media freedom
Publication Date: 29/09/2015