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Annual survey warns of severe consequences of ignoring global hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples

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Hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples is a daily reality in many countries across the globe, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in its annual report, but is often ignored by authorities.

The international organisation’s flagship report, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014 , focuses on ‘Freedom from hate’ and presents compelling evidence showing that hate crime and hate speech are prevalent in all regions of the world.

But hate crime is widely ignored, under-reported and often left unchecked by governments, resulting in escalating violence against minorities, says MRG in the report. Read more...

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Is integration "impossible" for Roma in France?

Roma communities protest in Paris
Roma communities protest in Paris. Credit: Philippe Le Royer

 

As the 17-year-old Roma youth known only as Darius recovers from a vicious gang assault that shined a spotlight on France's forced eviction policy last month, Isabelle Younane, MRG’s Communications Intern, spoke with Roma rights activists, a Romanian MEP and the Vice President of the nation's far-left party Front National, to get to the heart of the debate. Read more...

MRG Documentary films

Dead on Paper - New MRG documentary

Dead on paper

In this compelling new film a group of Egyptian Baha'is tell their story of arbitrary arrests and violence, their legal battle for recognition, and their enduring faith, in spite of the fact that the government does not recognize their religion.

Watch a trailer on MRG's YouTube channel.

For more information, or to organise a screening of the film contact Sarah El Ashmawy - sarah.elashmawy@mrgmail.org.

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