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ΕFA-Rainbow supports the right of the Catalan people to decide on their future and joins the EFA campaign "Catalonia decides"
A selection of Macedonian blogs in Greece
Aegean Macedonian Culture
Anti-macedonian policy during the elections for the European Parliament against Rainbow by the Greek state and the Greek mass media
A scandal by the Parliamentary committee
Greek TV stations sabotage EFA-Raibow
Ultra-nationalists want "borders with Serbia"!
"Hellenic Post" sabbotages EFA-Rainbow Campaign
Typical example of censorship of Rainbow
Attack of the Greek Neo-nazi party
A Greek - Macedonian dictionary by Vasko Karatza printed with the support of EFA - Rainbow
"Extracts of Letters"
Τι έλεγε κάποτε το ΚΚΕ για τους Μακεδόνες
Denying Ethnic Identity:
The Macedonians of Greece, by Human Rights Watch
Linguistics and politics II:
Greece's stance towards
its Macedonian minority
and the neighbouring
Republic of Macedonia.
and Omitted Truths
R. Nikovski: Memorandum to the European Parliament
Facts behind the Greek politics towards Macedonia
"Proposed disciplinary measures to stamp out the Macedonian minority in Greece by the National Security Service"
2008 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Working Session 2: Fundamental freedoms I
Freedom of Media and Freedom of Expression
Statement of the Home of Macedonian Culture
September 30, 2008
Thank you Mr Moderator.
The Home of Macedonian Culture in Greece wishes to make the following statement on the lack of independence and impartiality in the mainstream media in Greece.
The Greek newspaper
recently reported on a seminar organized by the State Intelligence Service for editors of the mainstream media in which agents of this state body provided guidelines, recommendation and directives to editors on how they should report on minorities in Greece including of course the Macedonian minority. Such behavior by the Greek state is not in accordance with the OSCE’s commitments on freedom of media.
The result of the many years of interference of the Greek state in media reporting on minorities has had an extremely negative effect on the way in which news is reported. The attitude of the Greek media in relation to legal judgments of the European Court of Human Rights is deeply concerning. For example in relation to the judgment concerning the Home of Macedonian Culture in which Greece was found to have violated the European Convention on Human Rights, Greek media, in cooperate with the state, failed to report on the issue.
Recently, when the same European court found another violation in relation to a different association, this time a Turkish association, elements in the Greek media attacked the judge from Greece in the court for voting against Greece.
Furthermore, in a liberal democracy one would expect a plurality of opinion in the media, thus reflecting the range of views in society. We regret to inform that the views of the representatives of the Macedonian minority are deemed by the Greek media not be worthy of reporting. Press Releases and statements calling for the recognition of the Macedonian minority and language in Greece are considered to be too shocking for the public and not in line with official policy and are therefore silenced in the media.
The Home of Macedonian Culture therefore asks the Greek delegation:
How does the interference of the State Security Service contribute to the independence of the media?
Thank you for your attention.
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την ΕΕΣ-Ουράνιο Τόξο
to read the Abecedar!
Promotion of the
Primer at the OSCE HDIM
Greek irredentism and expansionism officially sanctioned by the Greek Parliament
Letter to Carla del Ponte,
Chief Prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
The Yugoslavian Crisis
Document of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs
Related to the article - The obvious linguistic particularity - Eletherotypia, 18/11/2006
The ten Greek myths
on the “Macedonian issue”
By IOS team – Eletherotypia, 23/10/2005
Who says there are no
minority languages in Greece?
The "secret" census
in north Greece, in 1920
Map showing the Cultures and Languages in the E.U.
Council of Europe
Framework convention for the Protection of national minorities
Συνέντευξη: Ευάγγελος Κωφός, Έλληνας ιστορικός
Δημοκρατία της Μακεδονίας - Σκόπια είναι όνομα που εκφράζει την ταυτότητά σας
Ο Παύλος Φιλίποβ Βοσκόπουλος απαντά στον Ευάγγελο Κωφό.
«Το Μακεδονικό ζήτημα είναι η αχίλλειος πτέρνα του ελληνικού μύθου».
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