Tereza Bottman (Czech Republic)


Tereza Bottman

Teresa Bottman (Dzeno Association): Teresa immigrated to the US from the Czech Republic in her early teens. She then dedicated herself to understanding immigrants and marginalized youth and worked for Slavic American Youth Zane, an online magazine of writing and art by Russian-speaking American youth; Community Art Share, a showcase of artists from underrepresented group; and Czechs in America, a bilingual pod cast highlighting the experiences of Czech immigrants in the US. Teresa holds a Master’s of Education degree from Portland State University. At the time of her fellowship she was teaching high school Language Arts, English-as-a-Second-Language and Drama in Portland, Oregon. After her fellowship Teresa wrote: “I fell in love with human rights journalism. The fellowship was an incredible experience. I learned a lot, became more confident about my ability to interview people and present issues in an in-depth and informed way."



07 Sep

Slovakia Urged to End School Segregation for Romani Children

Amnesty International is urging the Slovak government to “immediately end the segregation of Romani children

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Posted Sep 07, 2010

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05 Sep

Romea: Countering Stereotypes and Building Bridges through Media and Education

“Our colleagues in journalism, as much as we, are still looking for a way to

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Posted Sep 05, 2010

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31 Aug

Gun Rampage in Slovakia Sends a Shock Wave of Fear through Central Europe

On August 30, the day after I left the Czech Republic, mass murder, the largest

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Posted Aug 31, 2010

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30 Aug

Speaking Truth to Power: A Conversation with Karel Holomek, a Vital Voice in the Roma Rights Movement

Earlier this month, following the Roma Holocaust commemoration ceremony at the site of the former

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Posted Aug 30, 2010

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27 Aug

Museum of Romani Culture: Paving the Way Toward Opportunity and Understanding

“We are a space where different cultures meet. We preserve examples of Romani cultural history

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Posted Aug 27, 2010

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23 Aug

Oh, You Black Bird, Carry My Letter: Czech Roma Holocaust Remembered

“Tensions in society are heightening. Perhaps the time will come again when we are sent

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Posted Aug 23, 2010

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18 Aug

American Neocon-Christian Right Ideology Makes Inroads into Czech Politics with PM’s Advisor Choice

He opposes affirmative action because it unfairly privileges those from “special” groups over others, and

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Posted Aug 18, 2010

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13 Aug

Open Letter to the Leadership of the Czech Political Party TOP 09/Otevřený dopis vedení politické strany TOP 09

Vážený pane Schwarzenbergu, Ráda bych Vás upozornila na to, že nesouhlasím s postem lídra kandidátky

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Posted Aug 13, 2010

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13 Aug

When You Write About Us: A Dispatch from a Village on the Margins

“Me, me! Now it’s my turn!” the local kids clamor to try my cell phone

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Posted Aug 13, 2010

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11 Aug

Czechs ban together to oppose incoming government’s priorities, condemning planned social spending cuts

“The biggest assault on the rights of the working people in the last twenty years.”

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Posted Aug 11, 2010

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09 Aug

After a tragedy, a community finds strength in unity

It’s dusk. An unknown car pulls in to the neighborhood and slowly approaches our small

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Posted Aug 09, 2010

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07 Aug

For Romani families in poverty, threat of forced removal of children by the state looms large

Members of nineteen families facing eviction file in to a small conference room. The multigenerational

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Posted Aug 07, 2010

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04 Aug

Honoring Pain and Loss, Urging Vigilance and Change on International Roma Holocaust Remembrance Day

On August 2nd, representatives and friends of the Romani and Sinti communities from Germany, Poland,

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Posted Aug 04, 2010

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27 Jul

Seizing the Opportunity: An Interview with Romani News Anchor Richard Samko

“My work has become my hobby,” says Richard Samko, the second ever Romani news anchor

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Posted Jul 27, 2010

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23 Jul

Matters of the Heart: A conversation with Romani radio personality Iveta Demeterová

“It was when I started here in 2002 that my big love affair with this

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Posted Jul 23, 2010

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15 Jul

The newly-formed Czech government wages a war on welfare while state-run energy giant profits soar

On Tuesday, Czech President Václav Klaus swore in the new conservative government, formed following the

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Posted Jul 15, 2010

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12 Jul

Freedom of the Press: How do Czech media fare?

Journalists throughout Europe have been sounding an alarm about the trends of increasing conglomeration, censorship

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Posted Jul 12, 2010

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01 Jul

Even for Highly Qualified Roma Candidates, Racism Still a Barrier in Czech Job Market

“I am very upset,” says Milan Kováč, who is visiting the Dženo Association office. “You

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Posted Jul 01, 2010

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29 Jun

The new Czech government must make human rights a priority

The Czech government is currently undergoing a major transition. In the May 28-29 parliamentary elections,

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Posted Jun 29, 2010

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25 Jun

Interview with Dženo Association’s chairman Ivan Veselý

This video, featuring the Dženo Association’s founder and chairman Ivan Veselý, provides a very good

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Posted Jun 25, 2010

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25 Jun

Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015: Words and more words, but where is the action?

This week, the Czech Republic is officially taking over the rotating presidency of the Decade

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Posted Jun 25, 2010

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23 Jun

Who is the Dženo Association, my fellowship host organization?

The Dženo Association, where I am a fellow, is an organization whose central focus is

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Posted Jun 23, 2010

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22 Jun

Czechs’ Response to Rising Extremism: Prevention through education?

With right-wing extremism on the rise, increased risk of racially motivated harassment and violence against

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Posted Jun 22, 2010

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21 Jun

My Fellowship Begins

The long-awaited first day of my fellowship is here, less than twenty-four hours upon arriving

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Posted Jun 21, 2010

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06 Jun

Resilience in the Face of Segregation: Slovak Roma Settlements

About four hundred miles east of Prague, in the neighboring country of Slovakia, which separated

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Posted Jun 06, 2010

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03 Jun

History of the Czech Roma

Czech Radio has a very informative article on the history of the Roma in the

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Posted Jun 03, 2010

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29 May

The Romani Flag

Here is the story of the official Romani flag, as explained by the National Romani

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Posted May 29, 2010

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28 May

Human Rights Journalists Needed Desperately in Central Europe

I just came across a fascinating blog post by award-winning reporter and journalism professor Michael

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Posted May 28, 2010

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27 May

who are the Roma?

From the Roma Rights Network, an organization whose mission is to “bring attention to plight

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Posted May 27, 2010

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27 May

in training

Advocacy Project training in Washington DC:

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Posted May 27, 2010

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27 May

in the news today

Amnesty International UK published a report today condemning the human rights situation of the Roma

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Posted May 27, 2010

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26 May

breaking the news, anticipating the battles

When I announced to my Czech father that this summer I am coming to the

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Posted May 26, 2010

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26 May

AP Summer Fellowship: Here we go!

The Advocacy Project Peace Fellowship sprang into my life in one beautiful, stunning moment of

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Posted May 26, 2010

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