“Budapest, 5 March 2013: Five companies have said they will no longer place advertising in a Hungarian newspaper that published extreme anti-Roma statements. The withdrawal follows a campaign by 24 NGOs, who contacted 15 companies that advertise with Magyar Hírlap, a right-wing Hungarian daily newspaper. The NGOs asked the companies to consider suspending their advertising … Continue reading
“Budapest, 8 March 2013: Roma from Aubervilliers have faced multiple evictions, with disproportionate use of police force, after their settlement was burned down last month. The European Roma Rights Centre and Médecins du Monde sent a letter to French authorities asking them to provide assistance for the families.” Read more: via Roma in France Face … Continue reading
“Greek police have launched an investigation into the country’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party after one of its members threatened to turn immigrants “into soap” and put them in “ovens”. In the Channel 4 television documentary shot by Konstantinos Georgousis, Alexandros Plomaritis, who ran for parliament in last year’s election, is seen calling migrants living in Athens … Continue reading
“The latest issue of Der Spiegel magazine reports that while no one in the German government has ever officially stated the policy (and probably never will), it is completely evident whom it targets: Germany has been rattled by the immigration of Romani people from Bulgaria and Romania, which is why it doesn’t want to open … Continue reading
“Opposition Socialist MPs, mayor Tivadar Puskás of the Christian Democrats, which is junior partner in the ruling alliance, and renowned pianist Tamás Vásáry were among 300 or so who turned out in Szombathely on Saturday to protest against Jobbik.” Read more: via Hostile crowd greets Jobbik MP | The Budapest Times.
“The new Italian government and municipal authorities in Rome must act urgently to end discriminatory policies which deny Roma communities access to social housing, Amnesty International says.” Read more: via Authorities in Rome deny social housing to Roma communities | Ekklesia.
“One-in-three students who expressed a preference said they would vote for extreme-right party Jobbik, according to research published recently by Belvedere Meridionale Publishing House, which has links to Szeged University.” Read more: via Third of students back Jobbik | The Budapest Times.
“SLOVAKIA’S minorities received good news from parliament in late February when MPs passed an amendment to existing anti–discrimination legislation that extends the authority of those who provide Slovak-style affirmative action measures, as well as the scope of those who benefit from them. In particular, these measures may offer Roma living in poverty and social exclusion … Continue reading
“The National Election Committee (OVB) has scuppered an attempt by far-right party Jobbik to force a referendum on depriving the families of young offenders of social security. The party – the second-largest on the opposition benches – relies on a campaign against what it calls “Gypsy crime” for much of its support. Jobbik wanted the … Continue reading
“OTTAWA — As the federal government seeks a new boss for the Immigration and Refugee Board, one former chairman is raising concerns about the potential for bias. … Peter Showler argues that opens the door to patronage since there’s no mechanism to ensure transparency or accountability. More importantly, he said, it means the government could … Continue reading