Mauri König/CPJ Guest Blogger

Mauri König, a Brazilian investigative reporter, has worked with Gazeta do Povo since 2002. He previously worked for the newspapers O Estado de São Paulo, Gazeta Mercantil, Folha de Londrina, and O Estado do Paraná. He is a board member at the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalists (ABRAJI), a CPJ partner. König is a 2012 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award.

For one Brazilian journalist, harsh reality after exile

I have always been convinced that journalism is an instrument that transforms people and realities. I believe in this profession as a means of change, even if this implies some risk. I’ve been beaten almost to death and at another time have had to move to another city because I went to the limit of…

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Journalists take cover in a shootout between police and drug traffickers in Brazil. (AP/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazil murders reflect tough reporting, lack of justice

There are many complex reasons why Brazil has become a dangerous place to practice journalism. I will cite two possible explanations for the increase in deaths of journalists in the country, where seven journalists have been confirmed killed for the work over the past two years. First, the press is producing more investigative reports on…

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