Impunity Index

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Global impunity in journalist murders continues unabated

New York, October 29, 2019—Impunity in the cases of murdered journalists remains firmly entrenched in over a dozen countries, including those mired in conflict and democracies alike, the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Global Impunity Index, published today, found. The report spotlights countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free.

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CPJ to release annual Global Impunity Index

New York, October 22, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists will publish its annual list of countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free on October 29, 2019. Launch of the report, “Getting Away with Murder: CPJ’s 2019 Global Impunity Index” will mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists…

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A Somali boy, pictured in August 2018, watches as soldiers for the African Union Mission leave the Mogadishu stadium they used for years as a base. Gunmen in October shot dead a radio journalist in a town about 17km from the capital. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)

Radio journalist gunned down in Somalia

Nairobi, Kenya, October 31, 2018–Authorities in Somalia should urgently investigate the killing of radio journalist Abdullahi Mire Hashi, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least two unidentified gunmen shot Abdullahi in the town of Elasha Biyaha, about 17 km from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on October 27, according to media reports and two…

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Police and government officials, pictured at a press conference in Mexico City on April 24, announce the arrest of a suspect in the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas. (CPJ/Jan-Albert Hootsen)

Mexico must identify mastermind in murder of Javier Valdez Cárdenas

Mexico City, April 24, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the arrest of a suspect in the murder case of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas. At a press conference today, police named the alleged accomplice to the 2017 murder as 26-year-old Heriberto ‘N’, alias “El Koala,” and said that Valdez was killed for his…

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Candles and tributes are left for investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered in Malta in October, (AP/ Rene Rossignaud)

Murder and Justice: CPJ Impunity Newsletter November 2017

In nine out of 10 murders of journalists worldwide, the killers escape justice. Join the fight to end impunity. #noimpunity #endimpunity

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Police cordon off the street where an officer was shot dead in 2012. Changes to how the Rio force investigates murders helped resolve the case of a journalist killed in 2013. (AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)

Amid rising violence in Brazil, convictions in journalists’ murders are cause for optimism

Justice delayed is justice denied, goes the legal maxim, and that has all too often been the case in Latin America. But the perseverance of lawyers and prosecutors in Brazil has resulted in a number of recent convictions in cases many thought had been buried or forgotten.

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Owner of Mexican news outlet who was threatened for his reporting killed in Tabasco

New York, February 22, 2016–Mexican journalist Moisés Dagdug Lutzow, who owned media company Grupo VX, was stabbed to death in his home in Villahermosa, Tabasco state, Saturday, local news reports said. Dagdug presented a weekly program for the company’s television station TVX.

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Critical reporter shot dead in Oaxaca, Mexico

Mexico City, January 26, 2016–The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Mexican authorities to investigate the murder of Marcos Hernández Bautista, including the possibility that he was killed for his work as a journalist, find all those responsible, and bring them to justice.

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Security officers investigate after a car bomb killed Somali journalist Hindia Haji Mohamed. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)

Car bomb kills broadcast journalist in Somalia

New York, December 3, 2015–A Somali journalist with state-run media was killed today in Mogadishu when a bomb blew up her car, according to news reports. Hindia Haji Mohamed was the widow of another journalist killed in an attack in Mogadishu in 2012.

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CPJ calls on authorities to investigate murder of Brazilian blogger

São Paulo, November 18, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Brazilian authorities to investigate the death of blogger Ítalo Eduardo Diniz Barros, who was shot in northern Brazil Friday. Diniz, who also worked as a press officer for a mayor, often criticized local authorities in his blog, according to colleagues and local news reports.…

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