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Mariano Brás

Mariano Brás

HRD, Journalist & Director
O Crime

Mariano Brás is a journalist and the Director of the newspaper ''O crime'', which was created in 2014 by several journalists concerned with public safety and corruption. The newspaper is dedicated to investigative journalism on crimes committed in Angola, including drug trafficking, the misuse of public funds and assassinations, with a view to fighting criminality and its effects on the well-being of Angolan citizens, and the country's development.


Human rights defenders in Angola have been victims of arrests, judicial harassment, physical attacks, threats and defamation campaigns. Freedoms of peaceful assembly and expression are limited. Human rights defenders working on civil and political rights and journalists criticizing the government are especially at risk.