( Studio Image ) ( Reporters Advertising ) ( Reporters Magazine )

< go to ( features )

Romany minority gathers in Ghettos
Czech Republic, Ostrava, Feb 2011 

Amidst social and ethnic unrest in parts of the country caused by growing tension between the majority population and Romanies, the Czech government adopted in sept 2011 a strategy to combat the social exclusion of the Romany minority. Over the next four years, the government plans to spend up to 15 billion crowns on a series of measures ranging from fighting crime to improving the education of Romany children. According to various estimates, around 100,000 Romanies are now living in up to 400 socially and economically isolated areas, often referred to as ghettos.

by Herchaft Eric