Revealing anti-Roma sentiment in media and politics
Roma in Europe suffer from widespread and persisting anti-Gypsyism – recognised as a specific form of racism fuelled by prejudice and stereotypes. They are the victims of various forms of discrimination – from school segregation to mandatory sedentarisation. In the context of growing populism in Europe, the EU-funded ROMAPHOBIA project will focus on the racism and xenophobia toward the Roma in the news media and political discourse in the UK and Sweden in 2016. Specifically, it will investigate how and why Romaphobia becomes particularly widespread in times of socio-political crisis and how it is communicated across media platforms. The findings will support the implementation of policies and interventions tackling inequalities faced by Roma.