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Refugees from Slovenia in Slovenia

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Today I visit Romas, that had to escaped thier houses from their neighbor Slovins beacuse of incident where Slovenian living in Roma community beat one Slovenian guy severly. The person is still in comma. So people from near villages chassed them away, so now they live in a forest about 10 km from their homes. Literally refugees in heart of Slovenia. Not to mention that a one Roma shanty was burned down last night. Apperently whole village is terrorized by this Romas, so I went to visit them. Here are few pictures of refugees in heart of Slovenia and you judge for yourself if this people have the power to terrorize whole community.

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  1. Miha Said:

    on October 28, 2006 at 12:44 am

    Borut, the pictures are nice, but the commentary is a “little” biased… )


  2. javadawn Said:

    on October 28, 2006 at 3:12 am

    Arrived via Tag Surfer – thank you for the beautiful pictures – they are poignant and capture the heart of the people in their faces.

  3. Plasma TV Said:

    on October 28, 2006 at 5:31 am

    Nice pics. I’ve bookmarked your site )

  4. borutpeterlin Said:

    on October 28, 2006 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for the feedback! Today at 2pm Roma’s are going back to their shanties and I’ll go along with them. I’ll publish pictures in theevening.

    Miha you are comepletly right. I am biased. It’s hard not to be. Anyhow I do not believe in objectivity at all, whereas in journalistic objectivity….

    If some other journalist want’s to participate the event call Zoran Grm, Roma representative of Novo mesto at the phonenumber 041 739 564

  5. Sonja Said:

    on October 28, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    I agree with Borut, it is hard not to be biased it this story. Especially when so many people are biased against Roma and not many journalists try to go beyond the stereotypes.

  6. kalos Said:

    on October 30, 2006 at 4:21 am

    sometimes stereotypes are proven to be correct when problems occur, regardless of how unpopular the idea may be. speak to the other villagers to get both sides (a rounded, even selection of opinion?) as a good “journalist” should rather than parading suitably emotive (if pathetic in their poignancy) images of hungry looking children.

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28 October, 2006 at 00:47

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