Roma Rights 4, 1999: Romani media/Mainstream media

07 December 1999

Law may not put an end to racism, but the media might. The role recently played by media in Britain during the case of Stephen Lawrence indicates the power media have to expose the role of race where it is often denied, and to hold a society up to its public for scrutiny. The ERRC will continue to endorse Romani activists who demand retractions when Roma have been cruelly portrayed by the press. We will continue to act as press watchdog and demand that media correct misleading information promoting anti-Romani sentiment. We will continue to use media as a tool in the struggle against racism. And we will continue, as the violence against Roma continues unabated in Kosovo, to wonder whether our position on hate speech is correct.


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