Freedom House launches No hate – Contest for journalists who write about the Roma community

Freedom House Romania, in partnership with Agenția de Dezvoltare Comunitară “Împreună”, launches the project No hate – Inclusive writing of articles about Roma during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The project is carried out by Freedom House Romania, in partnership with Agenția de Dezvoltare Comunitară “Împreună”, with the financial support of Active Citizens Fund Romania, a program funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The aim of the project is to raise awareness of journalists to the issue of human rights and minorities, with an emphasis on the Roma minority.

The project runs from October 1 to December 31, 2020 and will include two webinars and a contest. The webinars will address the topic of the history of the Roma community in Romania, the socio-demographic characteristics of the Roma and inclusive writing practices regarding the Roma community. The contest is addressed to journalists from the written press, radio and TV in Romania, and consists of writing articles about the Roma community.

Following the competition, 10 journalists will be selected whose editorial projects will be remunerated with 200 euros each.

Journalists who are interested can register until October 13 included, at the e-mail address office@freedomhouse.ro by sending a CV and a written article or a report idea that they want to develop about the Roma community, explicitly mentioning in the subject of the e-mail: Registration [first name] [name] No Hate.

The Active Citizens Fund Romania program is financed by the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The overall objective of the Grants is to reduce economic and social disparities and strengthen bilateral relations between the 15 beneficiary states and the donor states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). The program is administered by the consortium composed of Fundația pentru Dezvoltarea Societății Civile, Fundația pentru Parteneriat, Centrul de Resurse pentru Comunitățile de Romi, Fundația PACT and Frivillighet Norge, which acts as a Fund Operator designated by the FMO – Financial Mechanism Office for EEA and Norway Grants. Active Citizens Fund Romania aims to strengthen civil society and active citizenship and increase the capacity of vulnerable groups. With a total allocation of EUR 46,000,000, the program aims to develop the long-term sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector, intensifying its role in promoting democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights while strengthening bilateral relations with its donor states Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. For more information about Active Citizens Fund in Romania, please visit www.activecitizensfund.ro. For more information about EEA and Norwegian Grants, visit www.eeagrants.ro.

Contact person
Stefan Josan, Project Coordinator Freedom House România;
tel: 0755.593.177
email: stefan.josan[at]freedomhouse.ro

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