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TV presenter sparks race row in New Zealand

New Zealand, 5.10.2010 14:17, (ROMEA)

Popular Kiwi TV presenter Paul Henry caused offence yesterday after questioning the credentials of the Governor General, Sir Anand Satyanand,who was born and raised in New Zealand to Fijian-Indian parents. Mr Henry has since apologized,noting that he did not intend to be racist.

Henry asked Prime Minister John Key, whom he had in mind to replace the governor general when his 5 year term ends next August.Voxy News reported Henry as stating "Is he even a New Zealander?" Henry further stated, "Are you going to choose a New Zealander who looks and sounds like a New Zealander this time... Are we going to go for someone who is more like a New Zealander this time?"

Though the presenter has since apologised to Sir Satyanand, his apology has done nothing but stir further outrage when he referred to himself as a half-gypo (gypsy) in a statement that was mean to be an apology.

Mr Henry has since been suspended without pay until October 18.

Nathalia Odwin
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Czech authorities indict leader of anti-Islam movement for inciting hatred on Facebook

25.11.2015 21:24
The chair of the Bloc against Islam, Martin Konvička, was charged with inciting hatred against Muslims on 18 November over remarks he posted to Facebook. His legal representative, Klára Samková, announced the news to journalists yesterday.
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European Commission President: Schengen is in a coma and must be resurrected or a united Europe is meaningless

25.11.2015 19:29
The Schengen system of freedom of movement has fallen into a coma after the terrorist attacks and because of the migration crisis, which is why it is necessary to resurrect it once more. That was the message of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as he addressed a plenary session of the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg today.
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Australian-British choreographer works with refugees and Romani people in the Czech Republic as part of international project

24.11.2015 21:15
Bridget Fiske, an Australian-British choreographer, is currently working with asylum-seekers, refugees temporarily living in the Czech Republic, and Romani people. She is currently the artist-in-residence with Tanec Praha (Dance Prague) as part of a European project called "Be SpectACTive!"
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