Global Campaign Against Impunity

Campaign Against Impunity

Murder is the ultimate form of censorship. Hundreds of journalists are murdered, [Link to Murdered page as now] , but in nine out of 10 cases their killers go free. CPJ is waging a global campaign against impunity. Join us. Raise your voice. Speak out for justice.

Impunity Spotlight

Jagendra Singh, freelance

Murdered: June 8, 2015 in Uttar Pradesh, India

Beats: Corruption, Crime, Politics

Case status: Complete impunity

"Writing the truth is bearing heavily on my life."
Singh's posting on Facebook 10 days before he was doused in kerosene and set alight.

Jagendra Singh, a freelance journalist who reported on politics and illegal mining, died from burn injuries received after a police raid at his home in June 2015. Singh, who had burns over half of his body, lived long enough to give a video testimony that a police officer doused him in petrol and set him on fire at the behest of a local government minister. Investigations into Singh's death have stalled. India is #14 on CPJ's 2015 Impunity Index. Read more about Singh and share CPJ's Tumblr post. Share our call for justice on Twitter.

Impunity Index

From Brazil to Pakistan, Russia to India, CPJ names the 12 countries where journalists are regularly murdered and the killers go unpunished. The Index calculates the number of unsolved journalist murders as a percentage of each country's population. Details »

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You can make a difference in several ways. Add your voice to those seeking justice. Provide us with leads and information. Details »

A Global Movement

From Colombia to Somalia, organizations around the world work to end impunity. Responding to our voices, the U.N. General Assembly established November 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Learn more about how the global response to impunity and what you can do November 2. Resources »

Road to justice: Breaking cycle of impunity

Despite increased international attention to the murders of journalists, governments fail to take action to reduce the high rates of targeted violence and impunity, the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In the past 10 years, 370 journalists were murdered; in 90 percent of cases, there are no convictions. The unchecked, unsolved murders of journalists is one of the greatest threats to press freedom today.
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786 journalists murdered worldwide since 1992

681 journalists murdered with impunity
Campaign Coordinator

Courtney Radsch
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Tel: 929-777-0403

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