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LAUNCHING “Displaced in Colombia”

October 7, 2016

Grantee News From Magnum Foundation:

ffices of the Segovia section of the Sintraminergética miners union, with photographs of assassinated union leaders on the wall. The union is still subject to numerous death threats, which leaders believe come from paramilitary groups opposed to the union's activity on behalf on the rights of mine workers. Photo by Stephen Ferry.

Offices of the Segovia section of the Sintraminergética miners union, with photographs of assassinated union leaders on the wall. The union is still subject to numerous death threats, which leaders believe come from paramilitary groups opposed to the union’s activity on behalf on the rights of mine workers. Photo by Stephen Ferry.

 

Magnum Foundation and Voice of Witness Partner to Educate Through Multi-Media Storytelling Amidst Columbian Peace Talks

For over five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia have faced a range of abuses from all sides, including killings, disappearances, and rape—and more than four million have been forced to flee their homes. As the crisis for the citizens of Colombia continues following last Sunday’s public referendum, Magnum Foundation and Voice of Witness (VOW) have launched a multimedia toolkit that sheds light on the conflicted histories Colombians were grappling with as they went to the polls. The toolkit aims to engage students with the human stories behind the headlines and provide a model for photographers and journalists looking to explore interdisciplinary approaches to human rights reporting. More>

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