Impunity Index

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CPJ calls on President-elect Marcos to protect press freedom in the Philippines

CPJ writes to President-elect Marcos about the current state of press freedom in the Philippines and requests that he take immediate action to reverse his predecessor’s abusive acts.

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Seven Somali journalists detained, radio station raided after interview with opposition group

Lusaka, January 28, 2022 – Authorities in Somalia’s south-central Hirshabelle state must stop intimidating and censoring the press through arbitrary arrests and station closures because they disagree with reported content, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Friday afternoon, January 21, 2022, heavily armed police in Beledweyne, a city in Somalia’s Hirshabelle state, raided…

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Justice remains elusive in the vast majority of journalist murders

Sustained impunity in Afghanistan a concern as attacks against journalists rise New York, October 28, 2021 – Over the past decade, 226 of the 278 journalists killed in a nexus of corruption, organized crime, extremist groups, and government retaliation, have been murdered with impunity, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2021 Impunity Index, published today. The annual Index…

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CPJ to release 2021 Global Impunity Index

New York, October 21, 2021–The Committee to Protect Journalists will publish its annual list of countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free on October 28, 2021. The launch of the report, “Killers of journalists still get away with murder: CPJ’s 2021 Global Impunity Index,” comes just days ahead of the International…

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Legal setbacks could thwart progress in resolving journalist murders

Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where killers of journalists go free New York, October 28, 2020—Fragile gains toward reducing the murders of journalists worldwide could be thwarted by legal appeals and lack of political leadership, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a new report published today. The 2020 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where…

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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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