‘Traveller slavery’ and the press – a TT response

 

21 August 2017 / Blogs & Features

Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, like the wider public, will have been horrified by the details that have emerged from the recent slavery case which has seen eleven people being convicted of conspiracy to require a person to perform forced or compulsory labour.  Otherwise known as slavery. Yet many Gypsies and Travellers would have been horrified for another reason as well because, as a lot of the newspapers that covered this story where keen to point out, the people convicted of this crime where Travellers. The Travellers’ Times believes it was wrong to highlight their ethnicity.

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