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Kenya: Being Maasai - Photo story 

This October MRG and 9 Eastern European journalists travelled to the Maasai Mara, the land of the Maasai in Narok, Kenya. Visiting journalists were making news to spread the word back at home about life in developing countries and thus help their compatriots understand their countries' role and commitments in the global world and international development. This photo story gives you a few snapshots of the traditional...

Kenya: Minority within the minority - The Ogiek in Narok. Photo story. 

This October MRG and 9 Eastern European journalists travelled to the Mau Forest in Narok County, Kenya inhabited mostly by the Ogiek people. Visiting journalists were making news to spread the word back at home about life in developing countries and thus help their compatriots understand their countries' role and commitments in the global world and international development. These photos share the moments of...

MRG Podcast: January 2016 

Welcome to the January 2016 edition of MRG’s Minority Voices podcast. This month we find out how discrimination is having the most serious of consequences in the Dominican Republic, and then travel to the Middle East to experience the joyful sounds of Syrian wedding music....

MRG Podcast: February 2016 

Welcome to MRG’s February 2016 Minority Voices podcast. This month we ask Maasai women for their views on female circumcision in Kenya, and tune in to the melodic sounds of the Garifuna of Central America. ...

Caribbean: GARIFUNA PEOPLE STILL FACING INJUSTICES IN THE COUNTRIES WHERE THEY LIVE 

This is an article about the struggles of the Garifuna people who were forcefully removed by the British Crown from their homeland "Yurumein", now known as Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, on March the 14th 1797 to Roatan, in the Bay Islands, now a part of Honduras in Central America.Garifuna now live in the countries of; Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and the United...

Nigeria: Ogoni rights body condemns military invasion  

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) condemns the invasion on 23 February 2016 of Ogoni communities by the Nigerian military and demand withdrawal of government forces. According to MOSOP the army attacked Bori, shooting indiscriminately and advancing into adjoining communities including Zaakpon. The shooting resulted into loss of civilian lives, injuring some and paralyzed work in the Ogoni capital....

Nepal: Madhesi youths launch initiative to combat discrimination in the Nepali media 

Aashu has witnessed first-hand the skewed portrayal of ethnic Madhesis in the mainstream Nepali media. Last year his father, a journalist with the Kathmandu-based daily Himalayan Times was dispatched to cover a rally by separatist leader CK Raut in their home town Birgunj, near the Indian border. When Raut was arrested by the authorities, the protest turned violent. “Demonstrators were throwing rocks...

Burundi: Les Swahilis du Burundi 

Ces dernières années, la question dite ethnique a énormément marqué les écrits sur le Burundi, ce petit pays situé au cœur du continent africain, anciennement colonisé par l’Allemagne et, après la première guerre mondiale, par la Belgique. Combien on s’est plu à présenter les Bahutu et les Batutsi comme « deux ethnies » en perpétuelle opposition ! En réalité, dans la période coloniale, la...

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/ ...

Global: Intercultural - Raising awareness of the misinterpretation of nationalities living in modern day societies 

The journey that lead to the creation of “Intercultural” began long before my time. If I may take you back to the British Raj era, the year of 1891 when my great great grandmother a young girl of six years old played on the beach in Goa, India. A British soldier approached her and offered candy, which she accepted as a kind gesture....

Guatemala's Maya community  

The majority of indigenous peoples in Guatemala are of Mayan descent. The Maya are essentially a regional group. In all an estimated 5 million Mayans live in the different Central American countries,The Mayans of Guatemala are the only indigenous culture that constitutes a majority of the population in a Central American republic. There are 21 different Maya groups in Guatemala making up an estimated...

Tanzania: Maasai community video for advocacy 

Maasai community members in Loliondo, Tanzania have been trained to make their own videos to help them resist land-grabs by foreign investors.In 1992, a luxury hunting company from the United Arab Emirates occupied 1500 km2 of village land in Loliondo to set up a private game reserve beside the Serengeti National Park. Since then, Maasai have been denied access to vital grazing land and...

DRC: Batwa killed and injured in Kahuzi-Biega National Park. 

South-Kivu, DRC. Civil society organizations and Pygmies Communities from the province of South Kivu denounce the assassination of MBONE NAKULIRE Batwa child, occurred on Saturday 26 of August in Kahuzi-Beiga National Park.The atrocity occurred around 09:00 AM of that Saturday morning, when unarmed Batwa child and his father were looking for medicinal plants and ended up being shot by park guards in the premises...


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