Gabriel Gatehouse

The Hampton awareness group, Genocide80Twenty welcomed BBC Newsnight journalist Gabriel Gatehouse to the School on Monday. Mr Gatehouse spoke very movingly about the reports that he recently filed from Bangladesh where he witnesses at first hand the plight of the Rohingya people fleeing from the terrible atrocities in Myanmar.

In particular, Gabriel outlined the massacre in the village of Tula Toli. He warned the audience against creating the ‘other’ and to not believe those who demonise minority groups. If ordinary humans start believing hate speech, Gabriel contended, then anyone is capable of the terrible acts that he saw being committed in Myanmar just a couple of weeks ago.

Afterwards, Mr Gatehouse very kindly asked the group about their awareness raising work and then spent time answering questions for Hampton Radio’s Fabio Rossi.