Horaci Garcia Martí | Videojournalist | Based in Barcelona, Spain | +34 673317745
A second edit from a story I produced for Reuters in Kyiv, June 2022. Changing perceptions, Ukraine’s ‘unicorn’ LGBTQ soldiers head for war By Horaci Garcia KYIV (Reuters) – As volunteer fighters Oleksandr Zhuhan and Antonina Romanova pack for a return to active duty, they contemplate the unicorn insignia that gives their uniform a rare distinction – a symbol of their status as an LGBTQ couple who are Ukrainian soldiers. Members of Ukraine’s LGBTQ community who sign up for the war have taken to sewing the image of the mythical beast into their standard-issue epaulettes just below the national flag. The practice harks back to the 2014 conflict when Russia invaded then annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine, “when lots of people said there are no gay people in the army,” actor, director and drama teacher Zhuhan told Reuters as he and Romanova dressed in their apartment for their second three-month combat rotation. “So they (the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community) chose the unicorn because it is like a fantastic ‘non-existent’ creature.” Zhuhan and Romanova, who identifies as a non-binary person with she/her pronouns and moved to the capital from Crimea after being displaced in 2014, met through their […]
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A second edit with selected images for a story about Climate Change in Ebro Delta with Nacho Doce for Reuters. October 2022.
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White sticks used by the visually impaired to help them get about have had a hi-tech makeover, with a “smart cane” that doesn’t just detect obstacles but can also give users information about the shops and restaurants they are passing. Reporting by Horaci Garcia Writing by Mark Potter Editing by Keith Weir A Reuters feature around World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.
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Legal clothes made by illegal people. Aziz Faye founded a cooperative that fights for the rights of undocumented migrants in Europe. He wants to prove that “even if the [Spanish] government refuses to give us our documents, we still have the capacity to develop society.”
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More than 20 years after the fall of the charismatic Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the vast African country with an iron fist from 1965 to 1997, many Congolese look back fondly on the era of “Papa Marshal”, as he was nicknamed. Our reporters went to DR Congo to explore the legacy of the longtime strongman. A 15 minutes story in English, French and Spanish with Thomas Nicolon in the hearth of DR Congo.
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Jamilla fled Gao alongside thousands of others in 2012, when extremist groups occupied the northern Mali city. She is among those who has come back after years to rebuild, and uses her skills as a nurse to help the city to heal, despite ongoing insecurity in the region. A story for UNHCR in Mali.
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Escalating violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is of grave concern – according to the UN . Fighting has flared up across three provinces — the latest in Ituri — where more than 20 thousand people have fled into neighbouring Uganda. Anne Soy and Horaci Garcia sent this report – it contains some distressing images. BBC News at Ten on February 2018.
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BBC News Celestin Mahinda and his team of scientists constantly monitor the Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Based in the nearby town of Goma, they have saved lives by warning local communities of impending eruptions. Video journalist: Horaci Garcia Producer: Charlotte Attwood
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BBC: Mass graves in Kasai

by horacigm· May 25, 2017· in · 0 comments
BBC sees evidence of mass graves in Kasai in DRC.
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Two children die every minute globally from pneumonia – the world’s biggest killer of under-fives. A story for BBC 6 O’clock news with Anne Soy.
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