SEN News Bites: 18-24 August 2014

Read the latest round of News Bites for this week and keep an eye for weekly updates!

EurActiv (18/08/2014) reports on the discussion of ethnoreligious issues in the electoral debate in Romania and on the participation of an ethnic German in the current presidential race.

Deutsche Welle (18/08/2014) reports on the marginalisation of ethnic minorities and the perpetuation of stereotypes in the German media.

Truthout (19/08/2014) features a transcript and a recording of an interview with Alexander Buzgalin, Professor of Political Economy at Moscow State University reflecting on the relationship between nationalism, national identity and economic sanctions in Russia.

New Statesman (21/08/2014) features an extended report on intended steps taken to change the representation of Black and Ethnic Minority people on entertainment channels in the UK.

The Wall Street Journal (22/08/2014) features a piece on the upsurge of nationalism and celebrations of Ukraine’s Independence Day among New Yorkers of Ukrainian descent.

Southern Reporter (22/08/2014) features a personalised account and reflections on the independence debate, the role of patriotism and nationalism in Scotland.

Al Jazeera America (24/08/2014) features a piece commenting on the social constructedness and pervasiveness of patterns of racial exclusion/inclusion in the US.

Outlook (24/08/2014) reports on Chinese government’s restrictive policies and refusal to allow ethnic Uyghur to wear beards.


News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

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