This website is part of the Minority Voices programme, a 3-year development and training project being run by Minority Rights Group. The overall aims of the Minority Voices programme are:
- To increase the inclusion of minority and indigenous peoples' perspectives in the EU media, particularly in coverage of development issues relating to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
- To increase awareness among development policy-makers of the specific needs of minority and indigenous communities in meeting the MDGs.
The aim of this website is to close the gap between journalists and minority activists. Journalists can quickly identify stories and media contacts - with a primary focus on minorities and indigenous peoples and the MDGs - while activists and individuals from within a minority or indigenous community can use this website to engage with EU-based media.
For more information about any aspect of the Minority Voices programme please get in touch via the Contact page.
Minority Rights Group are very grateful for the support of the European Union, without whom this website and the Minority Voices programme would not have been possible. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Minority Rights Group International and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.
About the Minority Rights Group (MRG)
Minority Rights Group International campaigns worldwide with around 130 partners in over 60 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard. Through training and education, legal cases, publications and the media, we support minority and indigenous peoples as they strive to maintain their rights to express their religious and cultural traditions, to the land they live on, to the languages they speak, to equal opportunities in education and employment, and to full participation in public life. For more information visit the MRG website: www.minorityrights.org