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Romaphobia in the Age of Populism: A Study of UK and Swedish Media and Political Discourse

Project description

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.


Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
United Kingdom

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East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00