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The media needs to be more aware of how the news is framed

Ratiu Democracy Award winner fights ‘anti-gypsy’ prejudice

Roma activist and Fulbright fellow Angela Kocze was interviewed about Roma stereotypes after a high-profile story hit the news about the removal of blonde-haired, fair-skinned children from their darker-complected Roma parents in Greece and Ireland. “If it’s not careful, the media can sustain centuries-old stereotypes about Roma,” Kocze told Lynn Joyce Hunter, who wrote the piece for “She The People”: Changing the conversation. “We need to change the discourse,” Kocze said.  “People in marginalized communities are affected by the majority’s perception of the minority—this has an effect on the minority as well…. For this reason, the media has to be more aware and critically reflect on how they frame the news.”

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