Discussion about the image of the Roma in the Slovak media and the public debate

On the 23th of May 2016, Grigorij Mesežnikov partcipated in the discussion (Not) adaptable Roma in the media: prejudice and the reality, organised by the civic association Romano Kher – Roma House, civic association In Minority, in cooperation with the Slovak Governance Institute.

The event was held at the Cultural Centre Danube (KC Dunaj). The discussion was also atteneded by Jozef Hajek – writer and publicist, author of the latest publication Throw a stone at me: coexistance with the Roma in Slovakia, and Zuza Kumanová – ethnographer and project coordinator of the civic association In Minority. The discussion was moderated by Denisa Havrľová, journalist.

The participants in the discussion addressed the harmfullness of the negative stereotypes, which is typical for media when informing about the situation of the Slovak Roma, the danger of condemning generalisation and nurturing prejudices and myths that complicate the coexistance of different ethnic communities and incite racism, hatred and extremism.

Program of the event (pdf) 

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