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Media coverage has a real impact on individual people’s lives. Fair and balanced reporting about issues concerning Gypsy Travellers can help to foster greater understanding and better relations between and within communities and encourage action to address the issues that impact on both Gypsy Travellers and the settled community.
Most people living in Scotland have never had any direct contact with a Gypsy Traveller, and therefore the information they receive through the media has a significant impact on their opinions and understanding.
This resource provides information for journalists on Scottish Gypsy Travellers and guidance on balanced and fair reporting, as well as facts and figures about the key issues affecting Gypsy Travellers. There is also advice about terminology and contact details for organisations who work with them.
Last updated: 25 Apr 2016