Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Macedonian Minority Organization OMO Ilinden Attacked by Bulgarian Nationalists
On Thursday, September 12 at approximately 3:00pm, OMO Ilinden, a Macedonian minority organization in Bulgaria, intended to commemorate Vartolomey Night (massacre of Macedonians in Bulgaria in 1924). About 45 members and sympathizers gathered in front of the US University in Blagoevgrad and marched to the Gotse Delchev monument in Macedonia Square.
Another Canadian Human Rights Activist Rejected at Greek Border
Done Rakovsky, a Canadian citizen of ethnic Macedonian descent, was turned back by Greek officials at the border between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece on May 9, 2002. Mr. Rakovsky attempted to cross the Bogorodica-Negochani (Niki) border crossing to visit the land of his birth.
Canadian Human Rights Activist Rejected at Greek Border
Steve Pliakes, a well-known ethnic Macedonian activist from Canada, was turned back by Greek border officials at the border between the Republics of Macedonia and Greece. Mr. Pliakes attempted to cross the Bogorodica-Negocani (Niki) border crossing on July 6, 2002 to visit the land of his birth.
Resolution and Declaration for Promotion of the National Minority Status and Rights in the Republic of Albania
ACCORDING to the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal declaration for human rights, the European convention for protection of human rights and elementary freedom, the International convention for elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, the Convention for children's rights, the Final Helsinki document, the document from the Copenhagen ...
Macedonian Books Burned at Exhibition in Greece
Macedonian MFA protests to Greek MFA about book destruction incident in Thessaloniki Book Exhibition Republic of Macedonia Agency of Information Macedonia - Greece INCIDENT AT THE BOOK FAIR IN THESSALONIKI http://www.sinf.gov.mk/PressRoomEN/2002/05/n0531.htm#2 Skopje, May 31 - A group of unknown young people Wednesday broke into the stand ...
Report About Minorities and Media in Greece
By: Georgios N. Papadakis- "Express” Daily Financial Newspaper-Athens Unfortunately, the general situation in Greece as far as all kinds of minorities are concerned cannot be yet characterized as satisfactory, although significant progress was made over the past 10-15 years. Being a member of the European Union, Greece was (and still ...
Macedonian Theatre Group Harassed by Bulgarian Border Police
The Macedonian theatre group "Skrb i uteha" visited Bulgaria from April 6 till April 10, 2002 on invitation of the "Chitalishte Nikola Vapcarov" from the locality of Mosomishte. During the visit the group performed 5 shows of Tihomir Ilevski's play "Olesni, razresi, prosti" in the localities of Mikrevo, Kremen, Sandanski, Mosomishte and Leski.
International Press Institute - 2001 World Press Freedom Review
The following are IPI's reports on Greece, Bulgaria and Albania. For their complete report please visit: http://www.freemedia.at/wpfr/world.html Report on Greece http://www.freemedia.at/wpfr/greece.htm Greece continues to be one of the few countries within the European Union (EU) that has consistently brought criminal defamation suits against journalists.
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).