Somalia Tops CPJ’s Impunity Index

Not a good thing.

Here’s a backhanded compliment: For the first time since 2008, Iraq didn’t earn the top spot on the Committee to Protect Journalists’s (CPJ) annual Impunity Index. The Index tracks how many journalists were murdered with no one convicted. So, congrats Iraq!

Somalia ranked number one according to CPJ, with 2.857 unsolved journalist murders per million people. Guess which country was number two? That’s right — Iraq, with 2.414 unsolved murders.

Below is the rest of the top 10 on the Impunity Index:

3. Syria
4. The Philippines
5. South Sudan
6. Sri Lanka
7. Afghanistan
8. Mexico
9. Pakistan
10. Russia

Publish date: October 9, 2015 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT