Campaign Against Impunity
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.
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 »
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 »
• What's Inside
• CPJ's Recommendations
• Slideshow: Seeking the Mastermind
In other languages: Español | Français | Português | العربية | Русский