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Colombia - Documentary video-maker flees southwestern region after covering police violence

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Bladimir Sánchez Espitia, a community journalist and documentary filmmaker based in the southwestern department of Huila, has had to flee the region after releasing a video on 20 February showing a brutal police crackdown on residents in the municipality of Gigante, who were protesting against a threat to the environment from a proposed hydro-electric complex. The police moved against the protesters on 14 and 15 February. Violence was used against journalists during a similar police (...)

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