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Roma representatives from 5 countries work to promote Roma rights

Roma representatives from 5 countries work to promote Roma rights

By • on May 14, 2013

Roma parliamentary representatives from Serbia, Macedonia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Croatia have signed a declaration about a collaboration on the enforcement of Roma rights at a national and local level. 

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“I will not sell a car to a Roma”

“I will not sell a car to a Roma”

By • on April 29, 2013

This is an ad I saw two weeks ago on some Czech website selling used cars. My boyfriend was surfing the web in order to find a second-hand transit van at a convenient price. He stumbled upon one sold for a very low price which made the deal seem a bit suspicious. However, what really got our attention

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The newly created Slovak Association of European Roma media welcomes Roma media outlets willing to join

The newly created Slovak Association of European Roma media welcomes Roma media outlets willing to join

By • on February 26, 2013

The association was established in February 2013 and, as previously said, it is open to every Roma media in Europe interested to join. This informal association was created by the three Slovak Roma media organizations: Roma Media Center (MECEM), Roma newspaper Romano nevo lil and Gipsy Television.   I

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Extensively promoted in the media, the end of the world also mobilized some Roma

Extensively promoted in the media, the end of the world also mobilized some Roma

By • on January 14, 2013

“There were supposed to be several ends of the world, none of which I believed in, but this time I am really afraid that it can come because of some natural disaster. So I will be as prepared as I can,”

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Full Sutka Roma Rap concert now online

Full Sutka Roma Rap concert now online

By • on October 30, 2012

Did you miss Sutka Roma Rap’s performance at last month’s Tocak launch in Skopje at the MKC Club? The full concert has been posted on YouTube and can now be seen here.

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The world through the Third Eye of photography

The world through the Third Eye of photography

By • on October 15, 2012

Elle Ivanova Ellie Ivanova: “Some deeply ingrained stereotypes still exist today in Bulgarian society because of a lack of contacts and familiarity. Things will be different once everybody in Bulgaria has a

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Watch Sutka Roma Rap perform live online from Skopje

Watch Sutka Roma Rap perform live online from Skopje

By • on September 26, 2012

Today Transitions and its partners will present www.tocak.org, a news and information portal on Roma issues in the Balkans. The event, which takes place between 19:00 and 21:00 CET on Wednesday, 26 September at MKC Club in Skopje, will also feature

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Romanian Roma hold a street protest against discrimination

Romanian Roma hold a street protest against discrimination

By • on September 25, 2012

Several hundred Roma gathered in front of the Romanian Government and Presidency in Bucharest on September 12 to protest against the racist statements of the French Interior Minister and against the lack of governmental initiatives meant for improving the situation of Romanian Roma. The action was organized

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Watch Sutka Roma Rap live here

Watch Sutka Roma Rap live here

By • on September 25, 2012

This week Transitions and its partners will present www.tocak.org, a news and information portal on Roma issues in the Balkans. The event, which takes place between 19:00 and 21:00 CET on Wednesday, 26 September at MKC Club in Skopje, will also feature

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Roma Day is a time for reflection and respect, not for changes of rhetoric

Roma Day is a time for reflection and respect, not for changes of rhetoric

By • on May 23, 2012

“Cursed be he who ever and somehow said that Gypsies are happy and carefree people”, this is how the book “Heavy tears“ by Gospodin Kolev begins. Gospodin Kolev is the only Roma who used to be a member of the Central congress of the Bulgarian communist party. Kolev is not alive anymore,

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