Expert Council

Mauricio Weibel Barahona

Mauricio Weibel is a Chilean investigative journalist, specialized on military corruption and human rights. In the past years, he completed his postgraduate studies in Education and Public Policy.

In 2015, Weibel received the LASA Media Award from the Latin American Studies Association for his contributions to debate on Latin America.

He is the author of the following books: Asociación Ilícita (2012), Traición a la Patria (2016), Los niños de la rebelión (2017), Ni orden ni Patria (2018) and La caída de las AFP (2020). In 2019 he published the UNESCO Manual de Periodismo de Investigación. In 2021 he wrote Periodismo, Derechos Humanos y Memoria.

Currently, he collaborates with the Journalistic Investigation Center (CIPER) and heads the Escuela Latinoamericana de Periodismo.

In recent years, his articles were published in several international media outlets. In 2011, Weibel promoted the creation of the South American Correspondent Union and served as its first president. Currently, he promotes the Model Law for the Protection of Journalists and Press Workers, a project supported by UNESCO.