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

Anna Politkovskaya, reporter

Murdered: October 7, 2006, in Moscow, Russia

Beats: Human Rights, War, Corruption

Case status: Partial impunity

"We still don't know who the masterminds of the murder are, who organized the crime, who financed it..."--Karinna Moskalenko, one of the Politkovskaya family lawyers

It has been 10 years since the award-winning journalist Anna Politkovskaya, the unflagging voice of the victims of the Chechnya wars, was fatally shot four times in the hallway of her Moscow apartment building. Six men have been convicted in connection to her murder, but the mastermind who ordered it has never been named, let alone brought to justice.

Russia is one of the top 10 countries for impunity in journalist murders, according to CPJ's Global Impunity Index. Eleven more journalists have been killed for their work in Russia since that tragic afternoon in 2006. Join us in honoring Anna's memory by calling on Russian authorities to identify, find, and prosecute all those responsible for her assassination.

Impunity Index

From Brazil to Pakistan, Russia to India, CPJ names the 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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796 journalists murdered worldwide since 1992

687 journalists murdered with impunity
Campaign Coordinator

Courtney Radsch
[email protected]
Tel: 929-777-0403

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