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European media and anti-Gypsy stereotypes

[07/07/11 09:30] Anti-Gypsy stereotypes continue to be spread and perpetuated in several media across Europe. The media has an important role to play in countering prejudices – but a number of journals and broadcast media have not lived up to their responsibility when it comes to Roma and Travellers. They have contributed to xenophobia through biased reporting and cheap sensationalism, says Commissioner Hammarberg in his latest Human Rights Comment published today. It is time to promote ethical journalism and codes of conduct to end the all-negative portrayal of Roma in the media. (more)
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