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Emily Hart

Journalist and Researcher

Location icon Colombia

Freelance | Currently in Medellín, Colombia | English & Spanish | Trained at Press Association (NCTJ-accredited) |

Features for the Sunday Times Magazine, Pitchfork, Dazed, Delayed Gratification, EachOther.

News for the Times, the Telegraph, Sky News (live reporting), Times Radio, and various UK local news outlets. Newsreader for the Colombia Calling weekly podcast.

Travel and Review for Time Out, Culture Trip, Hay Festival, Reaction Magazine etc.

Research and analysis on politics and human rights quoted by the Guardian, BBC, Times, CNN, Time Magazine, etc, and by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression.

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Portfolio

News and Features from Colombia

The Bogotá Post
09/11/2021
Medellín's miracle transformation: a half-told story

If you glance up at the hills above the centre, into the outskirts of the city, there are different stories to be told, complex stories which don’t fit the neat narrative of the “post-narco” city which authorities are ever-keen to tell.

Delayed Gratification Magazine (print)
08/12/2021
The butterfly that roared: LGBTQ collectives fighting for justice over war crimes

Crisalida, a LGBTQ collective from San Rafael, Colombia, was brutalised under paramilitary occupation of the small Andean town. Their leader was brutally murdered and many went into hiding, but they are now emerging defiant, demanding justice for the war crimes committed against them.

Colombia Reports
01/29/2019
"Enough" - protests against Medellín's spiraling violence

Hundreds gathered at a Medellin art festival on Monday to demonstrate against the spiraling violence and impunity that plague Colombia's second largest city. Central to the opening night was one of the victims, graphic artist Mauricio Ospina.

Multimedia Reporting from Latin America

Subscription Only
The Colombia Briefing with Emily Hart

I provide a weekly news briefing via WhatsApp/Telegram to my subscribers, who receive a five-minute audio and a bullet-point whip-through of the week's top stories from Colombia - delivered every Monday.

Research and Analysis - Politics and Human Rights

Culture and Review

Reaction Magazine
04/27/2018
Review: The Writer at the Almeida

Ella Hickson's 'The Writer' is a blistering two hours of unanswered questions. It is relentless and hopeless, but ultimately, to use its own words, 'defibrillating'. The Writer of the title walks the stage in numerous guises, from Lara Rossi's furious 24 year old to Romola Garai's Writer, with various personas from mythical narrator to exasperated playwright.

Hay Festival
09/09/2018
"We have to keep our language of enthusiasm and curiosity," Patti Smith

On Friday night, in the midst of a storm, Patti Smith recited her poem Hecatombe - an homage to author Roberto Bolaño; she then alternated between spoken word and musical work, speaking of hope in the face of the challenges ahead, and urging us to find ways to be together - and to love.

RightsInfo
01/04/2018
Dignity for all must mean dignity in the cells. Period.

The rights of women on their periods in police custody are being violated in England and Wales, according to police custody watchdog the Independent Custody Visitation Association (ICVA). "I know what it's like as a woman, to feel dirty, and like you don't have control, bleeding...

Local News - Reporting from the UK

Press Association Blog
UK toy shops face tough times

In 2018, TOYS 'R' US will be closing 26 of its UK stores, with 800 jobs at risk, as toy shops disappear and high street outlets struggle across the country.

Hampstead Highgate Express [PDF]
10/19/2017
Kaiser Wilhelm's Spies in Hampstead

120 German spies operated in Britain from 1914 to 1918. Print and E-Edition of Ham&High, p18 http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=f8c3d395-a3cb-47a2-9ee9-aa43dfe48053

Travel and Lifestyle

Human Rights Research & NGO Reports

The Huffington Post
09/28/2016
The Right to Know: Red Junco And The Roots Of Empowerment

A woman in rural Mexico recently told my colleague, "We've always been told we don't have a voice, but that's not true. Since we began looking for information, my life changed, and the lives of other people in the community as well." Today, 28 September, is International Right to Know Day.

The Huffington Post UK
09/21/2015
Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

Writing Rights Ltd - Editing and Consultancy

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