A Bigger Fatter Public Debate? Gypsies, Travellers and Roma in the media

The Traveller Movement is organising a Parliamentary seminar which will scrutinize and challenge media portrayals of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. The event is being organised in partnership with the Travellers’ Times and hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Gypsies Roma and Travellers.

Chaired by Andrew George MP, the seminar will allow community members, policy makers, media professionals and others to debate how Gypsies, Roma and Travellers are represented in the media. It will focus on the benefits and drawbacks of engaging local media; challenging and influencing regulators (especially in the changing regulatory climate); identifying practical routes into journalism for community members; ongoing challenges to Channel 4’s Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and the impact of the ‘Maria story’ from Greece and Ireland.

Media Seminar flyer

Wednesday 14th May 2014,

Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Westminster

(6.30-8.30pm)

(please bring flyer and allow 30 minutes to pass through security)

For more information and to RSVP:

Tel: 020 7607 2002

bridy@travellermovement.org.uk