A Peer’s Struggle for Justice

konstantinaKonstantina Vasileva, a journalist from Bulgaria, reports back from a training in Thailand for EU13 journalists organised as part of MRG’s Minority Realities in the News programme.

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“Promise change, but make sure it always stays the same”: how “a regional pattern of authoritarian temptation” in the Balkans isn’t being tackled by Europeanization

vanessaIn late January the lecture: “The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans. The interrelationship between Europeanization and the New Authoritarian Temptation” by Professor Florian Bieber, visiting from the University of Gratz in Austria, took place at the LSEE (Research on South Eastern Europe branch of the London School of Economics). Vanessa Mazzei, MRG’s Publications and Communications intern, reports back. Continue reading

A closer focus on Endorois women reveals strength and resilience in the face of hardship

RebeccaRebecca Marlin is currently the Legal Fellow at Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in London. She earned her B.A. from Wellesley College and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. During her time at MRG she will be working extensively with the Endorois to achieve implementation of the 2010 African Commission decision granting them rights to Lake Bogoria. Continue reading

Cambodia: A haunting past and an uncertain future

Headshot-Gabor-TothGabor Toth is a Hungarian television journalist. He recently travelled with MRG to Cambodia under the Minority Realities Programme. Here he recalls his journey and the harrowing stories he heard along the way.

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

Farah MihlarFarah Mihlar is a Sri Lankan Muslim human rights activist and academic who works as a conflict prevention co-ordinator at Minority Rights Group International and is currently on maternity leave. She started her career as a journalist and has reported on the country’s ethnic conflict for over a decade. She is currently doing a PhD on Islamic extremism in Muslim minority contexts. Continue reading

A real Kenyan ‘safari’

Frederick Womakuyu, MRG's Media Officer (Africa office)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. Continue reading

“Land grabbing” in Africa: An emerging legal framework highlights a lack of accountability for the UK’s role in the violation of land rights

RebeccaLast month, in honour of Human Rights Day on the 8th of December, the London law firm Leigh Day hosted an event entitled “‘Land Grabs,’ Human Rights, and the UK.” Rebecca Marlin, MRG’s legal Fellow, reports back. Continue reading