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Roma Pride 2018 (PHOTO:  Miroslav Brož)
Roma Pride 2018 (PHOTO: Miroslav Brož)

Commentary: Roma Pride and listening to each other

1.11.2018 14:35 It's a pity that the Roma Pride march failed to make an impression on the Czech media. It deserved the attention of the broader public.  full story

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International Romani Union: Freedom is the most important value

14.11.2015 17:44 The International Romani Union has sent the following letter to the French President about the 13 November terrorist attacks in Paris:  full story

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Czech Republic deporting Afghan family whose case came before the European Court of Human Rights

28.10.2015 7:13 The Czech Republic will be releasing an Afghan family from the Bělá-Jezová detention facility in the Mladá Boleslav district after the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg called on the Czech authorities to transfer them to a different facility. The Czech Interior Ministry, however, says its decision is not in reaction to the Court judgment.  full story

Drahomír Radek Horváth (photo: Saša Uhlová)

Drahomír Radek Horváth: I don't know where to stand on fear of immigrants and Islam

30.7.2015 23:48 I am not a paranoid person and I don't generalize, I judge people by the quality of their character, not their skin color, I tolerate other opinions, religions, sexual orientations, etc. Simply put, as a member of a national minority I have "enjoyed" plenty of generalizations about Roma in my own life.  full story

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The European Roma Institute: Frequently Asked Questions

10.6.2015 18:33 The Roma Initiatives Office of the Open Society Foundations, which is one of the founding members of the nascent European Roma Institute (ERI), has released a set of answers to the "Frequently Asked Questions" now circulating about the ERI. The responses were drafted jointly by the Open Society Foundations, the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Roma Issues of the Council of Europe, and the spokespersons for the Alliance for the European Roma Institute; an abridged version of the text is below and the full paper can be read here.  full story

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ERGO distances itself from wall demolition in Slovakia

Brussels, 19.9.2014 23:07, (ROMEA) Yesterday the European Roma Grassroots Organization Network issued a press release regarding the partial demolition of a segregating wall in Slovakia in which the Brussels-based group distanced itself from the incident. On the night of 9 to 10 September, the wall in the town of Košice was partially demolished by a small group of activists at the same time that an event was being held in the community as part of ERGO's “Wall Free Europe” campaign, which was launched in April and is centered around the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November.  full story

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UK: TV presenter gets last warning from BBC over alleged racism

Prague, 6.5.2014 20:43, (ROMEA) Jeremy Clarkson, one of three presenters of "Top Gear", a popular British TV show about cars, has received his final warning from the BBC over the fact that he allegedly used an offensive expression for a dark-skinned person when filming one of its episodes. The term "nigger" allegedly was used by Clarkson during recording in 2013; the footage was never used but has now been brought to light by a British tabloid.  full story




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