Giving the media some Gyp for a change

2011 was a big year for Gypsies in the media. From the ratings success of the controversial Big Fat Gypsy Weddings series in February, to the 24 hour international news coverage of the eviction of Britain's largest illegal Travellers site at Dale Farm in September, my community has never got so much attention. As a Romany journalist and a campaigner for better representation for my community in the media, 2011 has provided an enormous number of threats and some great opportunities. But have we become any better understood as a result of it?