Spending Time on the Frontlines of Colombia's War

Robinson, Linda
March 2001
Nieman Reports;Spring2001, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p16
Describes a foreign correspondent's experience in frontline reporting about the armed conflict in Colombia. How she prepared for her visit to the camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia; Her experience in interviewing one of the guerilla leaders inside their camp; Her experience in joining the military troops of Colombia in some of their anti-narcotic operations.


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