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Media Representation of Gypsy/Roma/Travellers

Across Scotland, and indeed the UK as a whole, Gypsy/Travellers continue to be regularly vilified by certain representatives of the media. Unbalanced reporting encourages prejudice; Gypsy/Travellers are a diverse people and a vulnerable group in the hands of the media.

“The media always say things that are bad about us, we have newspapers coming into our camps trying to take pictures of us, asking us questions.”

“The media targets us, there is never anything positive said about Travellers and they always stereotype us. It makes people judge us.”

“People learn how to think from their parents/family/TV.”

“more respect from the media.”

“less racism”

“More respect for Gypsy/Travellers.”