Thursday, December 3, 2009

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY December 10th




URANIA NATIONAL FILM THEATRE Rákóczi út 21, 8th district, Budapest


VIEWS FROM THE GROUND

CHALLENGES TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF ROMA

FROM NAPLES TO THE BOSPHORU
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Screening of Mundi Romani – the World through Roma Eyes/ News Documentaries by Katalin Bársony and from Tatárszentgyörgy to Tatárszentgyörgy by János Joka Daróczi

Key Messages for International Human Rights Day

* Mrs. Magda A. Szabó, Vice-President, Duna Television Hungary

* Ambassador Robert Milders, Kingdom of the Netherlands

* Ambassador Siri Ellen Sletner, Kingdom of Norway

* Ambassador Greg Dorey, United Kingdom

* Jeffrey Levine, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of the USA

* Nikolaos Vlahakis, First Secretary, Embassy of Greece


Panel Discussion with Hungarian Roma NGOs


Roma in Hungary are particularly vulnerable to discrimination and abuse of their human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). In Hungary, inter-ethnic tensions have intensified since last year,when more than 50 violent attacks against Roma in Hungary, ranging from heavy beatings in broad daylight to murders by arson or shootings, attacks which the Roma consider are based on racist motives.

The challenge for Hungary’s civil society, its media, its political representatives and representatives of diplomatic missions in the country is to do more to raise the profile of UN human rights standards.

By screening reportages on the situation of Roma in different European countries, each raising specific sets of human rights issues of concern to Roma across the continent, the Romedia Foundation wishes to open up the way for new perspectives to nourish the debate about Roma in Hungary.

Program:

5.00 PM: Screening of the documentary films

5.00 pm From Tatárszentgyörgy to Tatárszentgyörgy

5.45 pm children of selita (Albania)

6.15 pm The Last Days of Sulukule (Turkey)

6.45 pm Ukraine 2008 – School Segregation (Ukraine)


The films will be screened in two separate screening rooms in two languages:

Screening room

1: Original language, English subtitles, Screening room /

2: Hungarian voice-over



7.00 PM: Key Messages for International Human Rights Day



7.30 PM: Panel Discussion with Hungarian Roma NGOs

Erzsébet Mohácsi, Chance for Children Foundation

Károly Káló, Bhim Rao Association

Gábor Daróczi, Romaversitas Foundation

Katalin Bársony, Romedia Foundation



9.00 PM: Reception/Musical performance by Babos Project Special

10.00 PM: Screening: Lashi Vita (Italy)


For any other information, please contact:

Katalin Barsony, Romedia Foundation,
Tel: +36 30 532 84 21; Email: katalin.barsony@mundiromani.com
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