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Bajram Haliti – ECONOMIC CRISIS AND ROMS, THE MOST-VULNERABLE GROUP

Will both we Roms feel the consequences of financial and economic crisis? Of course that we will feel consequences, not that much from the world financial crisis, as much from the economic crisis. Namely, world financial crisis began in august last year, and it was more remarked as a crisis of mortgage credits, and the first real consequences resulted in ... Read More »

Bajram Haliti – PAPER PRESENTED BY BAJRAM HALITI AT THE INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL IN INDIA, 2006

PEACE, LIBERTY AND ROMANIES Ladies and gentleman, esteemed literature fellows, at the beginning of my presentation I’m obliged, as a lawyer, journalist, publisher, ethicists and a member of the World’s Parliament of Romanies in charge of the tasks of Kosovo Romanies, to express the gratitude to mister Dev Bhardvejn, the president of organizational committee of the second festival of writers ... Read More »

15.9.2014, THE ROM IN THE AMERICAS – ROMANI PEOPLE IN COLOMBIA

Written by: Prepared by: Jorge M. Fernandez Bernal Orfej Haliti ROMANI PEOPLE IN COLOMBIA From where have the Colombian Rom come? The decisions of the majority are not always fair ones: The Rom had arrived in Colombia by the turn of the XIXth century, but when American societies were created, external examples were many times used as a model, so ... Read More »

Els de Groen – Open letter: Is Roma culture a subculture damaging mainstream culture?

Censorship is a complex head with different sides to its face: an official side based on law and an unofficial side based on fear and manipulation. Both sides are closely related. Under Nazi rule, in the 1940s, books were banned and swing music was forbidden in Europe. In the second half of that century, communist censorship silenced dissident artists. Today most Europeans live in the ... Read More »

3.9.2014, THE ROM IN THE AMERICAS – THE IMPACT OF THE ROMANI NGO’S IN ARGENTINA AND THE AMERICAS

Written by: Prepared by: Jorge M. Fernandez Bernal Orfej Haliti THE IMPACT OF THE ROMANI NGO’S IN ARGENTINA AND THE AMERICAS The current national political situation Argentina in the sixties was considered a large middle class country with a good future, but political events that followed worsened life in the country over the years. These brought with them; impoverishment, insecurity, ... Read More »

26.8.2014, THE ROM IN THE AMERICAS – URUGUAY

Written by: Prepared by: Jorge M. Fernandez Bernal Orfej Haliti URUGUAY   Uruguay, with a local population of approximately 3.000.000, doesn’t have a large Romani population. The local Rom, who are of Serbian and Greek origin make up some 2.000 or 5.000 individuals according to our sources. Most of them travel a lot, to Brazil and Argentina as well to ... Read More »

10.8.2014, THE ROM IN THE AMERICAS – THE ROMANI PEOPLE IN ECUADOR

Written by: Prepared by: Jorge M. Fernandez Bernal Orfej Haliti THE ROMANI PEOPLE IN ECUADOR   At the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s through the southern border with Peru, and the Northern frontier with Colombia, the first Rom started to arrive in Ecuador, travelling in small groups (vitsas or kumpanias)[See notes]. From these early groups ... Read More »

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENSE INTERNATIONAL NEW DELHI OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL MEDIA STATEMENT

COMMEMORATION FOR THE ROMA HOLOCAUST 70TH ANNIVERSARY SATURDAY, 2ND AUGUST, 2014 AT HRDI HEADQUARTER, NEW DELHI HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENSE INTERNATIONAL ( HRDI) responds to the call given by Rita Izsak (the United Nations Special Rapporteur) and Adama Dieng (the Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary General on the Prevention of Genocide for stronger measures and initiatives) to keep the ... Read More »

Bajram Haliti – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW REGARDING NOTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBERENCE ON VICTIMS OF HOLOCAUST OVER ROMS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH BAJRAM HALITI, EDITOR IN CHIEF ,,NEWSPAPER INFORMATION AGENCY ROMA,, , LITERATE AND PUBLICIST, REGARDING NOTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBERENCE ON VICTIMS OF HOLOCAUST OVER ROMS Literates have always been and will be the most loyal chroniclers of time in which they live and write. Literature, besides those artistic, besides literate’ personal experience of the world, ... Read More »

15.7.2014, THE ROM IN THE AMERICAS – THE SITUATION IN CHILE

Written by: Prepared by: Jorge M. Fernandez Bernal Orfej Haliti THE SITUATION IN CHILE Origin and filiation of the Xoraxane Rom in South-America Despite scholars saying that Rom came from India, this is mainly based upon linguistic studies on Romanes (the Romani language) in the last centuries, and as do many Kalderash and other Rom from the Americas, the Xoraxane Rom from ... Read More »