Dale Farm has become a famous site for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities – as well as for violent evictions at the hands of police. As part of the Drive2Survive campaign, this summer protesters visited the site to stand in opposition to the UK’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which is set to place further criminal curbs on travelling people.Photo: Huw Powell

The ground beneath our feet

Jake Bowers argues for the rights of travelling peoples to live and move through the landscapes they call home.

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NI 535 - Romani lives matter - January, 2022
‘It’s a liberation struggle for us’

‘It’s a liberation struggle for us’

After centuries of government exclusion a new generation of Romani activists is fighting back. Conrad Landin profiles three campaigners leading the charge. Illustrations: Jason Ngai.

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A Roma woman demonstrates outside Ostrava Municipal Hospital in the Czech Republic on 11 September 2020. She is taking part in a demonstration calling for the enactment of a law to compensate women who were unlawfully sterilised.Photo: Vladimir Prycek/CTK Photo/Alamy

‘They will take my daughters’

Europe has a dark history of policing Roma women’s wombs. Cyrine Sinti investigates attempts to redress forced sterilization in the Czech Republic.

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The Czechoslovak photographer Josef Koudelka began capturing the lives of Roma across Europe. After photographing the events of the Prague Spring in 1968, Koudelka re-located to the UK, and continued his Gypsies series in countries including France and Spain. His book Gypsies was published in 1975 and re-published in an expanded edition in 2019 (Thames & Hudson). Czechoslovakia, 1967.Photo: Magnum/Josef Koudelka

Go west

Yaron Matras examines the evolution of language and culture during the Roma’s 1,000 year journey from the Indian sub-continent to modern day Europe.

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A Romani mother and daughter in Hajduhadhaz, eastern Hungary, 22 March 2011. The town’s Romani population has been subjected to vigilante patrols at the hands of Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party, which came second in the 2018 parliamentary elections.Photo: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Do Romani lives matter?

When Stanislav Tomáš died in police custody in similar circumstances to George Floyd, the world quickly moved on. Conrad Landin goes to the Czech Republic in search of answers.

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Photos: Gisella Ligias

Against their will

Lea Surugue and Gisella Ligios report from the Czech Republic where Roma women who were forcibly sterilized are demanding the authorities take responsibility.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018

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