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The EU must reaffirm tolerance while discussing further anti-terror strategies, says human rights organisation

29 January 2015

As EU justice and home affairs ministers meet to discuss counter-terrorism measures in Riga tomorrow following the Paris attacks in early January, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) urges governments to refrain from adopting any measures that could stigmatize Muslim communities and to stand up firmly for the protection of all persons living in the EU, regardless of their religon and culture.

The informal meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council takes place on 29-30 January in Riga, Latvia and will lay down the main parameters for a counter-terrorism roadmap to be decided on 12 February. Read more...

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Can Sri Lanka’s minorities dare to hope for change from the nation’s new President?

29 January 2015

Farah Mihlar shares her thoughts on the ground-breaking recent elections in Sri Lanka which brought about the defeat of "one of the most autocratic leaders in the country's post-independent history, Mahinda Rajapaksa", done primarily by Sri Lanka's trampled and oppressed ethnic and religious minority population.

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A real Kenyan ‘safari’

29 January 2015

Frederick Womakuyu, MRG’s Africa Information Officer, reports back from an emotional trip escorting young EU13 journalists to visit a remote and marginalised Kenyan indigenous community.

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Dead on paper

Members of the Sengwer community welcome young European journalists in their midst.

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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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