Impunity: im·pu·ni·ty \im-ˈpyü-nə-tē\
noun. without punishment, without consequences
Every day, citizens, journalists, artists and activists are harassed, tortured and killed for expressing themselves. Nearly 700 journalists have been killed in the past decade for doing their job. In 9 out of 10 of these cases, no one has been convicted.
This leads to a culture of impunity where critical voices are silenced and citizens are denied accurate information about the societies in which they live.
November 2 marks the United Nations International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists. The Day to End Impunity is a crucial moment for raising global awareness about the impact of impunity on freedom of expression and for mobilizing action towards justice.
Learn more about ending impunity at ifex.org/noimpunity