World Press Freedom Day 2016
Investigative journalist and editor, ABC‐Digital‐ABC Color (Paraguay)
Mabel Rehnfeldt is an investigative reporter and editor at ABC Digital–ABC Color. Ms Rehnfeldt has been an investigative reporter since 1991, uncovering cases of corruption and human rights violations in Paraguay. In 2007 and 2008 she was a reporter on ICIJ’s Tobacco Underground project, following illicit tobacco networks from South America to Europe and Asia. Ms Rehnfeldt is founder and original president of FOPEP, the Forum for Paraguayan Journalists. Further, she teaches investigative journalism at American University in Asunción, Paraguay. In 2008 she was awarded the top prize for coverage of corruption from the Latin American Institute for Press and Society and Transparency International, in 2005 she won the Maria Moors Cabot award for reporting in Latin America from Columbia University, and in 2004 Ms Rehnfeldt won a Courage Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation.