Horaci Garcia Martí | Videojournalist | Based in Barcelona, Spain | +34 673317745
Thirty-three years ago Somnath Mukherjee set out by bicycle on a “peace mission” from India. The aim was to promote international fraternity and friendship. Five years and 98,000km later he arrived in Senegal. He decided to stay and set up home in Senegal, but he brought the music and dance of India with him. A self-authored package broadcast in BBC.
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Ghana’s government has scrapped a controversial ban on newly qualified nurses travelling to find more lucrative employment abroad. The ban was introduced 10 years ago when the West African country was suffering from a shortfall of nurses as many headed off for better opportunities in the West. A BBC report with Sammy Darko shot and edited by me.
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Liberia is still in the dark.  Nearly a decade after years of civil war, less than two percent of the population has access electricity via the grid.  It makes this small West African nation, the darkest country in the world…and painfully expensive for companies to do business there. The BBC’s Tamasin Ford reports from the capital, Monrovia. Shot and edited by me.
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Rappers from Senegal have helped set up a movement known as ‘Enough is Enough’ calling for greater democracy and better living conditions. One of their key demands is for President Abdoulaye Wade to drop plans to stand for a third-term in office. They are also urging young people to register to vote ahead of next year’s elections. A BBC report with Thomas Fessy, shot and edited by me in 2012.
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Report on the informal economy in sub-Saharan Africa broadcast for BBC World in 2013. A package by Thomas Fessy. Shot and edited by me.
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