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Appendix III: CPJ’s 2010 Impunity Index


CPJ’s Impunity Index calculates the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country’s population. CPJ examined every nation worldwide over the last decade. Only those nations with five or more unsolved cases are included on the index.

  1. Iraq
    Impunity Index Rating: 2.794 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 
  2. Somalia
    Impunity Index Rating: 1.000 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 
  3. Philippines
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.609 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 
  4. Sri Lanka
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.496 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.
  5. Colombia
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.292 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 
  6. Afghanistan
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.240 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.
  7. Nepal
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.210 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 
  8. Russia
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.127 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 
  9. Mexico
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.085 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.
  10. Pakistan
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.072 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants. 
  11. Bangladesh
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.044 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.
  12. India
    Impunity Index Rating: 0.006 unsolved journalist murders per 1 million inhabitants.
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