Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
MHRMC 2001 Annual Report - The Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria
Focus: Freedom of expression and the media; freedom of association and peaceful assembly Introduction: The Bulgarian government has and continues to place unlawful restrictions on a number of fundamental rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. Whether it be through outright discrimination, the uneven application of laws which on their ...
Greece: Last in Civil Liberties in the Free World According to Freedom House
Press Release - Greek Helsinki Monitor http://www.greekhelsinki.gr Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) cites, once again, that Greece has been rated last in civil liberties among "free countries" in the just published Freedom House annual report, Freedom in the World 2002: The Democratic Deficit (available at: http://www.freedomhouse.org/research/freeworld/2002/essay2002.pdf).
Macedonian Religious Service in Greece
"St. Zlata Meglenska" Church, located in the Sabotsko municipality in Meglen, Greece, has entered the history of the Macedonian minority in Aegean Macedonia. As Radio Deutsche Welle reports, a Macedonian language religious service was allowed to take place for the first time without any interference from Greek authorities.
Media Freedoms and Minorities in Greece and in the Balkans
Greek Helsinki Monitor Home of Macedonian Culture Rainbow - Organization of the Macedonian Minority in Greece Minority Rights Group - Greece Our organizations support the recommendations below on greater freedom of movement in the Balkans, and welcome their endorsement by the Southeast Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) Print Media Committee and its commitment to help implement them.
OSCE 2001: Southern Balkans - A 'Macedoine' of Minority Problems, Report by GHM and MRG-G
Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece Report GHM and MRG-G have been actively involved in minority rights research and advocacy in the Balkans through their joint Center of Documentation and Information on Minorities in Europe - Southeast Europe (CEDIME-SE). CEDIME-SE is a founding member of the Consortium of Minority Resources (COMIR), which has a European scope.
Clarification of News Story re: Platform of Macedonian Minorities and Diaspora
Joint Press Release by the MHRMC and Vinozhito The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada ("MHRMC") and Vinozhito (Rainbow) - Greece, would like to clarify the news report that was released on August 29, 2001 regarding the "Platform of Macedonian Minorities and Diaspora". While the MHRMC and Vinozhito did attend ...
Greece's Dangerous Games in the Balkans
Statement by the Rainbow Party In response to the discussion in the Greek Parliament's Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee on 29.08.01 and to what was said on that occasion regarding the crisis in the Republic of Macedonia, RAINBOW wishes to make the following statement: We feel obliged as ...
Rainbow Participates in the General Assembly of the European Alliance
Statement by the Rainbow Party Madame Chairman, Members of the European Parliament from the EFA/GREENS Group, Ladies and Gentlemen, As members of Greece's ethnic Macedonian minority, and as the sole minority party from the Balkan region represented in the European Parliament through the European Free Alliance, we are compelled in ...
Letter to the Editor of 'The Economist' on "Slav Macedonians" Not Published
The Editor The Economist Dear Sir, Inconsistency and inaccuracy are the two main arguments countering your defense of the use of the words "Slavs” or "Slav Macedonians” when referring to (ethnic) Macedonians, once you acknowledge the major problem, which is paying lip service to the denial of a distinct Macedonian ...
UN Conference Report: Unrecognized Minorities in Albania, Bulgaria and Greece
The following is an excerpt from the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece's Statement at the UN WGM Conference (Partly or Fully Unrecognized) National Minorities (Statement to the UN Working Group on Minorities, 7th session, Geneva, 14-18 May 2001) The existence of a minority is "a matter of fact, not a matter of law" said the International Court of Justice in the interwar period.