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SWM 2014: Using the internet to pre-empt hate speech in Kyrgyzstan 

Case study by Katya Quinn-JudgeKyrgyzstan has one of Central Asia’s most vibrant and fastest-growing internet scenes, and online platforms are playing an increasingly important role in the country. These have the potential to serve as an information bridge not only between Kyrgyzstan and other countries, but also among its different regions, which are relatively isolated due to the country’s harsh topography. At the same...

SWM 2014: Action against untouchability in Bangladesh  

Case study by Livia SaccardiAbul Basar is a Bangladeshi activist who for years has been working on a variety of development and human rights issues in the country. In particular, his focus has been on the ongoing marginalization of Dalit communities and the best ways to address the root causes of their situation. Here he discusses with Livia Saccardi the daily discrimination Dalits face...

SWM 2014: Vietnam: raising awareness and challenging prejudice in the media 

Case study by Hanna HindstromIn 2011, the Hanoi-based Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE), supported by MRG, launched a new campaign to boost coverage of the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples in the media.‘As the public knew very little about ethnic minority rights and the duties of the state, the project was intended to improve their knowledge and increase social...

SWM 2014: Tackling Islamophobia in the United Kingdom 

In the United Kingdom, extremist organizations such as the English Defence League have launched vocal attacks against the Muslim minority. However, while these groups remain at the fringe politically, their activities comprise only a small fraction of the true extent of Islamophobic hate speech and violence. Fiyaz Mughal, director of the charity Faith Matters, discusses the challenges with MRG and how his organization’s Tell...

SWM 2014: The dangers of living as an undocumented migrant in Morocco 

Case study by Ioana MoraruIn August 2013 Ismaila Faye, a 31-year-old Senegalese, was stabbed to death on a bus after he refused to vacate his seat next to a Moroccan woman. The murder, widely condemned as an act of racism by the Senegalese community and local rights groups, is just one example of an endemic problem in the country: the mistreatment of its sub-Saharan...

Africa/USA: Future "Big Africas" 

Writer and activist Sabamya Jaugu challenges Africans to "go it alone" in terms of economic development. For too long, claims Jaugu, Africans have leaned on the shoulders of their former colonialists and deprived themselves of independence. They purchase foreign-produced commodities at a high expense, even though they do produce enough of their own. The Big Africa concept provides a radical solution to these economic...

SWM 2014: Using radio as a tool for peace in Burundi 

Studio Ijambo was launched in 1995 by the organization Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in the wake of the genocide in Rwanda. Like its neighbour, Burundi was struggling with significant inter-ethnic violence of its own. The aim of the programme was to establish an alternative platform to promote dialogue and tolerance through the radio, in contrast to the hate speech and incitement spread by...

Iran: New 'I recognize Al-Ahwaz as an Arab State' media campaign gains 1,000 prominent Arab supporters within the first two days  

A call by a senior UAE official on Monday for formal recognition of Al-Ahwaz as an occupied Arab country has sparked a rapidly growing pan-Arab media campaign, with over 1,000 prominent Arab figures across the region so far announcing their support of ‘I recognise Al-Ahwaz as an Arab State’. Despite only being launched a couple of days ago, the campaign is also spreading beyond...

Europe: EUROPEADA 2016 - Minorities, Culture, Friendship, Fair Play and Football 

http://www.yeni.org/DiversityConnects/2016/07/01/europeada-2016-minorities-culture-friendship-fair-play-and-football/ ...

Europe: Youth of European Nationalities helps to build a refugee-friendly and inclusive societies 

Youth of European Nationalities team (FC YEN) and Refugee team from South Tyrol played friendly match in St. Martin in Thurn at Europeada (Football championship of the autochthonous national minorities in Europa) in South Tyrol. Friendly match is part of YEN campaign #Diversity Connects and aims to support building a refugee-friendly and inclusive societies. It is also part of our efforts to stop unequal...

Ireland: Support us to Disband the Artane Band 

Note from the author - I submitted our story to your online paper because the boys, now men, who were incarcerated in the Irish Industrial School system were all from poor families, Travellers, children born out of wedlock, orphaned etc. The Artane Band is the last remaining link to the horrors that took place in Artane Industrial School, Dublin, Ireland - run by the Christian...


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