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Article 19
ARTICLE 19, a human rights pioneer, defends and promotes freedom of expression and freedom of information all over the world. Censorship Kills. It starves and it represses. It denies people access to information essential to thei...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...

News Releases

Afghanistan government vows to end impunity for crimes against journalists
2014-12-04
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan’s National Unity Government’s statement of intention to bring an end to impunity for crimes ag...
African Journalists leaders summit outlines strategies to roll back impunity and defend journalists' rights
2009-06-30
Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)
Leaders of the Federation of African Journalists have condemned at their biannual meeting in Djibouti on June 23rd, the unsafe and precarious working conditions of journalists in Africa.
Armed gunmen raid salvadoran human rights organization, burn archives
2013-11-15
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
Armed gunmen raid Salvadoran human rights organization Pro-Busqueda just months after abrupt closure of Archdiocese's human rights office, Tutela Legal. Human rights defenders see actions as effort to...
Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
2014-10-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning the...
Global media rights groups condemn "culture of impunity and indifference" in Sri Lanka
2009-01-22
Since the beginning of the New Year, both the killing of a senior editor and the attack on the facilities of a popular independent TV channel have led to a total paralysis of the media community in Sr...
Governments fall short in efforts to combat impunity in journalists' murders
2014-10-31
Committee to Protect Journalists
Ninety percent of murderers walk free, threatening press freedom, CPJ report finds
IFEX launches 2012 Day to End Impunity campaign
2012-11-02
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
IFEX, the global network defending and promoting free expression, is proud to announce the launch of International Day to End Impunity.
IFEX network launches 2013 International Day to End Impunity Campaign
2013-11-06
IFEX
IFEX launches the third annual International Day to End Impunity campaign. And while there is a growing awareness of the problem of impunity and how it allows -- even exacerbates -- violations of huma...
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
2009-05-28
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ Demands 'End Impunity' in Russia Following Memorial Day for Journalists
2013-12-29
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has sent a message of support to its Russian affiliate, the Russian Union of Journalists (RUJ) following its annual Memorial Day which was dedicated t...
IFJ launches 2015 global campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists
2015-10-27
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched its annual global campaign to hold world governments and de facto authorities accountable for impunity records for crimes targeting journ...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
2013-11-06
International Federation of Journalists
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
IFJ Marks Fifth Anniversary of Politkovskaya’s Murder with new Russian Database on Attacks on Journalists
2011-10-14
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists and its affiliate, the Russian Union of Journalists marked the fifth anniversary of the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya with the launch of i...
IFJ and SAMSN call on Pakistan Prime Minister to end culture of impunity
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asian Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) have joined the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in marking November 2 as a National ...
Impunity and "Callous Indifference" Remain Threats as New Wave of Media Killings Wipes out Optimism
2009-02-05
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on the killings of journalists in 2008 with a warning that 2009 could be the deadliest year yet for journalists.
Israeli army kills second journalist in two weeks
2003-05-03
Reporters Without Borders
Journalist paralyzed in attack dies a decade on, waiting for justice
2015-01-21
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in expressing our deepest sympathies over the tragic death of a senior journalist, p...
Journalist’s Murder Underscores Impunity in the Philippines
2011-06-15
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in condemning the murder of dwEB-FM radio commentator Romeo Olea in Ca...
108 Journalists Killed in 2013 to Test UN Day to End Impunity
2013-12-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued a desperate appeal for governments across the world to end impunity for violence against journalists and media staff after posting 108 ki...
RSF tells Netanyahu attitude of Israeli soldiers towards media is unacceptable
2015-09-30
Reporters Without Borders
In response to recent cases of violence against journalists by members of Israel's security forces, Reporters Without Borders writes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to end the ...
SAMSN 2014: Impunity, Gender and Digital Safety key focus areas for South Asia
2014-08-03
http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/browse/weiter/backpid/51/article/imp
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN), a network of IFJ affiliates and partners in the region, in its commitment to work towards ending th...
SEAJU & IFJ call on new Indonesian President to tackle country’s impunity record
2014-11-04
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asian Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in urging Indonesia's government to push for justice for journalists killed in the line of duty.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
UN Day to End Impunity: Governments Must Protect Media Workers as Attacks Spiral Out of Control
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists is marking the inaugural UN Day to End Impunity by calling on governments worldwide to address the issue of impunity for violence against journalists as int...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers
2009-07-01
FreeGaza
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14
2014-11-07
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and de...

Sources Select Resources

African Journalists leaders summit outlines strategies to roll back impunity and defend journalists' rights
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Federation of African Journalists (FAJ)
Leaders of the Federation of African Journalists have condemned at their biannual meeting in Djibouti on June 23rd, the unsafe and precarious working conditions of journalists in Africa.
Armed gunmen raid salvadoran human rights organization, burn archives
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
Armed gunmen raid Salvadoran human rights organization Pro-Busqueda just months after abrupt closure of Archdiocese's human rights office, Tutela Legal. Human rights defenders see actions as effort to...
Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning the...
Big Oil's Ethical Violence
BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia
Coleman, Lara Montesinos
Article
2015
CounterPunch
To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions bet...
Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim and El Salvador's struggle against corporate impunity
Buxton, Nick; Brennan, Brid; Tognoni, Andrea; Aguiar, Diana
Article
2014
europe-solidaire.org
The controversial legal case that Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim has launched against El Salvador has added fuel to the growing international debate on the balance of corporate rights and responsibi...
Fighting impunity, but only in some cases
Is the International Criminal Court too Politicized?
Benvenuto, Francesca M.
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
So far all the 20 prosecutions in the 11 years of the ICC’s existence have been brought over African conflicts. The US, China, Russia and Israel haven’t even signed up to the court, and actively seek ...
Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK
Cobain, Ian; Norton-Taylor, Richard
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the...
Global media rights groups condemn "culture of impunity and indifference" in Sri Lanka
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Since the beginning of the New Year, both the killing of a senior editor and the attack on the facilities of a popular independent TV channel have led to a total paralysis of the media community in Sr...
Governments fall short in efforts to combat impunity in journalists' murders
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Committee to Protect Journalists
Ninety percent of murderers walk free, threatening press freedom, CPJ report finds
IFEX network launches 2013 International Day to End Impunity Campaign
Sources News Release
Article
2013
IFEX
IFEX launches the third annual International Day to End Impunity campaign. And while there is a growing awareness of the problem of impunity and how it allows -- even exacerbates -- violations of huma...
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
Sources News Release
Article
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ launches 2015 global campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched its annual global campaign to hold world governments and de facto authorities accountable for impunity records for crimes targeting journ...
IFJ Launches New Campaign in Iraq, Pakistan and Russia to End Impunity for Violence in Journalism
Sources News Release
Article
2013
International Federation of Journalists
With International Day against Impunity one month away, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today written to the leaders of Iraq, Russia and Pakistan to urge them and their governmen...
IFJ and SAMSN call on Pakistan Prime Minister to end culture of impunity
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asian Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) have joined the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in marking November 2 as a National ...
Impunity and "Callous Indifference" Remain Threats as New Wave of Media Killings Wipes out Optimism
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today issued its report on the killings of journalists in 2008 with a warning that 2009 could be the deadliest year yet for journalists.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli army's attitude: Regret, but no real enquiries and certainly no one punished
Visser, Nadette de; Cazes, Séverine
Article
2003
Reporters without Borders
The issue of the security of journalists working in the Occupied Territories cloaks another major political issue, that of the restrictions which the Israeli army imposes in the name of security on jo...
Journalist paralyzed in attack dies a decade on, waiting for justice
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) in expressing our deepest sympathies over the tragic death of a senior journalist, p...
Journalists Killed since 1992
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
A database of more than 700 journalists who have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992. Interactive maps, timelines, and statistical breakdowns providing analysis by country, yea...
Kill a Black Kid and Get Rich
An American Disgrace
Caccioppoli, Mike
Article
2014
CounterPunch
This is America folks. Where you can kill a black kid and justified or not (NOT!) you will then become a millionaire through interviews and book deals and film rights. This is your capitalist system a...
Land of Impunity
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
If the police can get away with killing Ian Tomlinson, there's no justice in Britain.
A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
More than 500 journalists have been targeted for murder, our research shows, and nearly nine in 10 of these slayings go unpunished. Another 200 journalists have been killed in combat or on dangerous a...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
Corporate Crime
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were...
The Pariah State
A Short History of Israeli Impunity
Jones, Evan
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Hasbara has elevated the manipulation of language to a new plateau. This is a qualitative leap. Moving beyond the difficulty of seeing the stye in our own eye, the Hasbara upends linguistic convention...
RSF tells Netanyahu attitude of Israeli soldiers towards media is unacceptable
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
In response to recent cases of violence against journalists by members of Israel's security forces, Reporters Without Borders writes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to end the ...
SAMSN 2014: Impunity, Gender and Digital Safety key focus areas for South Asia
Sources News Release
Article
2014
http://www.ifj.org/nc/news-single-view/browse/weiter/backpid/51/article/imp
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN), a network of IFJ affiliates and partners in the region, in its commitment to work towards ending th...
SEAJU & IFJ call on new Indonesian President to tackle country’s impunity record
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asian Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in urging Indonesia's government to push for justice for journalists killed in the line of duty.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
State Law Breakers
Violating the Law While Enforcing the Law
Carson, Kevin
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Police routinely break the law under the pretext of enforcing the law.
UN Day to End Impunity: Governments Must Protect Media Workers as Attacks Spiral Out of Control
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists is marking the inaugural UN Day to End Impunity by calling on governments worldwide to address the issue of impunity for violence against journalists as int...
World condemns impunity while another Pakistan assassination takes toll to 14
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) deplore the brutal assassination of a journalist in Sindh province yesterday and de...


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