Czech NGO quarterly newsletter about foreign nationals focuses on the situation in Ukraine and refugees in the Czech Republic
The most recent issue of Bulletin Slovo, the quarterly newsletter that the Slovo 21 organization has been publishing for almost 20 years, is dedicated to the current situation in Ukraine and tells the stories of those who had to flee the February invasion by Russia and the ongoing war. Previous issues have featured interviews with interesting people who have immigrated to the Czech Republic, such as the actor and director Morvarid Ramezani from Iran, or the surgeon Edib Jaganjac.
A lot of humor has also been contributed to the newsletter by Do Thu Trang, who writes the Asi.jatka blog, which is popular in the Czech Republic. The pieces by Marwan Alsolaiman, a physics teacher, and doctor Samira Sibai, both Czech citizens of Syrian origin, are also funny and instructive.
"Bulletin Slovo also features reportages and invitations to events that are interesting and multicultural, as well as recipes from all over the world. In addition, this quarterly provides information that is quite important for foreign national integration," said Vojtěch Lavička of Slovo 21.
"You can test how demanding it would be to apply for Czech citizenship or learn how Czech language courses run. The bulletin also aids people from all over the world with making connections and contributes to deeper cross-cultural understanding," Lavička said.
"You can read it for free on the website of our project We're Not Strangers (Nejsme si cizí), which provides objective information about foreign nationals through interviews, reportages, articles and videos," Lavička said. Bulletin Slovo can be downloaded for free HERE (Czech language only).
- Emil Voráč: Institutional racism? Does the Czech Republic just want to aid a certain segment of the refugees endangered by the war on Ukraine?
- Czech civil society criticizes Brno City Hall for its treatment of refugees from Ukraine: "You're treating the Romani children and their mothers worse than dogs"
- Czech Republic's second-largest city moves Romani refugees from Ukraine away from railway station and onto a fenced plot of land with tents
- Czech region asks Central Crisis Team to build refugee camp at the border, Romani children and women who are refugees from Ukraine evicted from private accommodation into refugee facilities
- Czech capital's second refugee camp accommodates 92 Romani refugees from Ukraine on its first day
- Czech Republic's second-largest city to see refugee camp installed, apparently for more Romani refugees from Ukraine
- Czech capital will stop receiving refugees from Ukraine in two weeks and will close its reception center in Prague's Vysočany quarter
- Office of the Public Defender of Rights finds discrimination against Romani refugees from Ukraine at aid center in Czech capital
- Czech region accommodating roughly 50 Romani refugees from Ukraine without problems, "benefit tourism" is not their motivation
- NGO director in Czech Republic says politicians' rhetoric about "inadaptable" Roma is dangerous, some non-Roma refugees from Ukraine are reportedly aggressive toward local Roma here
- Slovak MEP of Romani origin Peter Pollák: It is incomprehensible that the Czech Republic is unable to help a few hundred Romani refugees from Ukraine at the Prague railway station
- Czech municipal department mayors claim they object to housing Romani refugees from Ukraine in their parts of Prague
- ROMEA TV produces reportage for Deutsche Welle about Romani refugees from Ukraine in the Czech Republic
- Another "tent city" will be erected in the Czech capital for 150 refugees from Ukraine who are not eligible for temporary protection
- Czech Interior Minister: Romani refugees from Ukraine are not a threat, they are the worst-afflicted by this crisis, we can atone for the hardship we have caused them
- Number of homeless Romani refugees from Ukraine sleeping at main train station in the Czech capital seems to be decreasing for now
- International Roma Contact Group: OSCE states must treat Roma refugees from Ukraine equally and Ukraine must treat internally displaced Roma like other IDPs
- CNN: Czech Republic has discriminated against Romani refugees from Ukraine, updated data refute the myth that they all hold dual citizenship
- Czech research finds one-third of Romani refugees from Ukraine have experienced discrimination here, most children are not in education, dual citizenship has not been "abused" by them
- One refugee camp in Czech capital is now closing, remaining refugees from Ukraine there will be moved to another camp this afternoon
- Czech capital to close one camp for refugees from Ukraine, numbers of refugees reportedly declining
- Czech volunteers say second-largest city has broken its agreement by closing camp used by Romani refugees from Ukraine near Grand Hotel
- Ukrainians are not the same as Syrians: On double standards for refugees, Czech aid, and breaking the rules while doing good
- Czech authorities reopen refugee reception center in the Vysočany neighborhood of Prague
- Jaroslav Miko: Pro-Russian demonstrators are openly supporting a criminal regime
- Commentary: The pro-Putin fifth column in the Czech Republic, what it wants and how it plans to seize power
- Czech Refugee Facilities Administration caves in to racist invective from Bílina and will not accommodate Romani refugees from Ukraine with a private property owner
- Commentary: Czech Govt Human Rights Commissioner declares her strong opposition to racially-motivated differential treatment of refugees, calls for solidarity