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Michal Horáček (PHOTO: Facebook page of Michal Horáček, by Michal Hančovský)
Michal Horáček (PHOTO: Facebook page of Michal Horáček, by Michal Hančovský)

Czech presidential candidate welcomes buyout of farm on site of former concentration camp for Roma

10.1.2018 17:39 Friday will be the first day of voting in the Czech Republic's presidential elections. The first round of voting will run from 12-13 January, with voters choosing from a slate of nine candidates, and an eventual second round will take place on 26-27 January.  full story

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More Romani figures announce their presidential favorites - still definitely not Zeman

9.1.2018 15:57 The first round of elections of the President of the Czech Republic will happen this Friday and Saturday. News server Romea.cz has conducted an extensive survey asking Romani people who they will vote for.  full story

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Czech presidential candidate Hynek says inclusion in the schools must be "cancelled"

9.1.2018 13:18 At the end of this week, voters in the Czech Republic will be casting their ballots for President. The first round of voting will take place on 12-13 January.  full story

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Yvetta Blanarovičová: Talent alone is not enough

30.12.2017 11:25 "Very often children join this project who have chaos inside them, they don't know how to learn, they have no aims - they just have talent. Then it's up to us to give them direction and raise up what is unique in them," says Yvetta Blanarovičová about her aid to gifted children whose families are unable to support them.  full story

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Czech Republic: Romani businesspeople raise funds to support visually impaired children

27.12.2017 6:40 Robert Tonelli has repeated last year's initiative and organized a Christmas charity event sponsored by several Romani entrepreneurs and tradespeople. This year's proceeds were donated to children at the Visual Impairment Clinic in Dvůr Králové nad Labem.  full story

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Jana Horváthová: Today Czech society perceives removing the pig farm from the Roma genocide site as necessary

19.12.2017 6:01 On Thursday, 23 November a breakthrough moment happened with the signing of the contract to buy out the pig farm in Lety u Písku. The farm has been standing since the 1970s on the place where, during the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, a so-called "Gypsy camp" used to be, a place where Czech Roma and Sinti were forcibly interned in order to then be transported to Auschwitz.  full story

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Magdaléna Karvayová: We need to build up leaders from the Romani communities so their voices can be heard

6.12.2017 7:00 Magdaléna Karvayová is a graduate of several prestigious schools who has worked for the Open Society Fund Prague and has long been involved in the situation of Romani parents in Ostrava. She has a great deal of energy and mainly a vision as to what it would be good to change in the Czech Republic.  full story

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Czech film director supports fundraising drive "THEY WANT TO GAS THEM, WE WANT TO SEND THEM TO SCHOOL!"

1.12.2017 8:31 The ROMEA organization and others, as well as many public figures, have decided to respond to the current wave of hate and racism that is spreading through the Czech Republic. Together they are joining the fundraising drive for the Roma Scholarship Program, which is supporting 86 students from all over the Czech Republic during this school year.  full story

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Czech principal expresses gratitude for solidarity shown after online racist death threats

23.11.2017 13:50 The principal of the school in Teplice that was targeted by xenophobes with hateful online attacks at the beginning of November tells news server Romea.cz that she has been surprised by the enormous wave of solidarity that has replaced that of hatred. ROMEA and other organizations, including many public figures, have decided to join the Roma Scholarship Program campaign, which this school year will be supporting 86 students from all over the Czech Republic.  full story

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Tamara Moyzes: I was raised to combat racial hatred

20.11.2017 8:57 Since January 2017 news server Romea.cz has been regularly publishing interviews with people who do interesting things that aid coexistence in the Czech Republic. The series is called "Together We Can" after the motto of this year's International Romani Day celebrations.  full story

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Věra Cvoreňová: The older I get, the more Romipen is important and the prouder I am

2.11.2017 10:35 Since January of this year, Romea.cz has been regularly publishing interviews with people who do interesting work to aid us in living well here together. The series of articles follows the motto of this year's International Romani Day celebrations, "Together We Can".  full story

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Martin Bajger, candidate for the Czech lower house: If just one Romani MP is seated, that would be success

19.10.2017 7:56 News server Romea.cz is publishing interviews with each Romani candidate competing for a seat this year in the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. This interview is with the entrepreneur Martin Bajger, who is running on the Green Party candidate list in 25th place in Ústí nad Labem.  full story

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Karel Karika, candidate for the Czech lower house: Roma must not be exploited into selling their votes

18.10.2017 10:03 News server Romea.cz is publishing interviews with each Romani candidate competing for a seat this year in the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. This interview is with the Vice-Mayor of the Ústí nad Labem - Centrum Municipal Department, Karel Karika, who is running on the Green Party candidate list in 26th place.  full story

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David Beňák: Romani legislators would decidedly not get lost in the lower house

16.10.2017 11:04 News server Romea.cz is publishing interviews with each Romani candidate competing for a seat this year in the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. This interview is with Czech Deputy Human Rights Minister David Beňák, who is running on the Prague candidate list of the Czech Social Democratic Party in 14th place.  full story

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Anna Chválová, candidate for the Czech lower house: Romani candidates have the same chance as all others, it's not a disadvantage

15.10.2017 11:56 News server Romea.cz is publishing interviews with each Romani candidate competing for a seat this year in the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. Today our interview is with Anna Chválová, assistant to the Vice-Mayor of Prague 4 and coordinator of a project for integrating foreign nationals in Prague 5 who is running in Prague for the Green Party (Strana zelených - SZ) in 32nd place on the candidate list.  full story

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David Tišer, candidate for Czech lower house: Roma interests can only be guaranteed by sitting in Parliament

14.10.2017 14:03 Despite the fact that no Romani movements or parties are fielding candidates in this year's Parliamentary elections, some Romani people are running on the candidate lists of other groups. News server Romea.cz is publishing interviews with each Romani candidate.  full story

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Czech Republic: Head of ROMEA receiving threats against his family, antigypsyism on the rise

11.10.2017 10:32 According to Zdeněk Ryšavý, director of the Romani media agency ROMEA in the Czech Republic, hate speech against Romani people is reviving after a brief lull and is even more intensive than it was before. He also believes that the boundaries are being pushed in terms of the content of such hate speech and tolerance for it.  full story

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Dr Erika Horváthová: Romani people's basic problem in the Czech Republic is low educational achievement, but it's improving

9.10.2017 10:12 In Erika Horváthová's family education comes first. Both of her parents have degrees, and she herself has just completed her medical degree at Charles University.  full story

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Tomáš Bystrý began at ROMEA 15 years ago, today he decides what news Czech Radio will broadcast

5.9.2017 9:29 As of March of this year Tomáš Bystrý, an ambitious 28-year-old Romani man, has been working at Czech Radio in the very prestigious position of news editor. During a hot afternoon this past August we interviewed him about his new job and much more.  full story

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videoCzech historian from Museum of Romani Culture: Let's discuss what comes after the pig farm is removed from the Roma genocide site

23.7.2017 11:02 If the land on which the pig farm built on the site of a former WWII-era concentration camp for Romani people at Lety is actually bought by the Czech state from the AGPI firm, the Museum of Romani Culture wants to be part of the larger discussion as to what happens next. Dušan Slačka, a historian at the museum, has said so in an interview with news server Romea.cz (shown above with English subtitles - turn them on by clicking the gear icon and choosing "Nastaveni", then "Angličtina").  full story

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