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14 Sep 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ published an interview with Arthur Ivatts, former HM Inspector for Roma/Gypsy and Traveller Education in the UK who also worked a lot in the CEE on the education of Roma. He speaks frankly about the differences between...
13 Sep 2009
‘Sofia Echo’ reports that the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee made a statement saying that the continuation of the practice of demolishing illegal Roma housing (estimated 50-70% of all Roma houses) would equate to ethnic cleansing.
13 Sep 2009
‘BBC’ reports that France intends to close the camp in Calais known as ‘the jungle’, the illegal gathering of tents and shelters of immigrants trying to cross to the UK. Minister Besson promised the operation would be...
13 Sep 2009
‘Miami Herald’ reports that the UN investigator on trafficking said that rising poverty, youth unemployment, gender inequality and demand for cheap labour, fueled by the global economic crisis is likely to escalate human trafficking....
12 Sep 2009
According to CRIN information, the Broadcasting Standards Council of Macedonia will issue a written warning to TV station Sitel, because of a breach in programme principles and failure to keep its duty to protect the privacy and dignity of a 15...
11 Sep 2009
‘Prague Watchdog’ reports how the situation changed in the EU concerning asylum requests after the application of Dublin regulations. There is a difference between Western and Eastern EU countries regarding “the rule of law,...
11 Sep 2009
‘Reliefweb’ published the whole speech of Ms. Navenethem Pillay, the UN high commissioner for Human Rights at the 12th session of the Human Rights Council. Her focus was on discrimination – and among other things – she spoke...
11 Sep 2009
According to an OECD study on child welfare published in Wednesday’s Nepszabadsag daily, Hungarian children receive better health care services than most of their peers in OECD countries, but they also drink and smoke more. Every eleventh...
10 Sep 2009
‘Medecins sans frontiers’ published an interview with their Deputy Head of Mission in Greece, providing a first-hand account of the conditions at the migrant detention center in Lesvos, Greece. She specifically provides details of the...
10 Sep 2009
‘IPS’ reports that there is an a*larming rise in the number of young girls from Nigeria arriving in Lampedusa.* Close to 80% of them are said to be sexually exploited. Trafficking, exploitation, and abuse were discussed during a...

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