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Brazilian Journalist Gets Threats After Police Reporting

A Brazilian journalist who won the Committee to Protect Journalists’ International Press Freedom award received death threats after publishing an investigation that documented alleged police corruption.

Anonymous callers to the Gazeta do Povo newspaper and a local television station said police officers were planning to kill reporter Mauri Konig at his home in Curitiba, in southeastern Brazil, according to Leonir Batisti, who oversees investigations into police crime at the public prosecutor’s office. Officials are investigating the alleged threats, Batisti said in a phone interview yesterday.