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Gatherings of Macedonians around the World

Ever since the indenpendence of the Republic of Macedonia, Macedonians all around the world have been voicing their concerns over Macedonian constitutional name, over the poor treatment of Macedonian minorities in neighbouring countries and everything else that would indanger the fundamental human and national rights for all ethnic Macedonians, including the right of freedom of expression and association.

The following videos are of gatherings and meetings of Macedonians.


A celebration was held in Toronto, supporting the recognition of the constitutional name - 09:59

Descendents of Alexander The Great at Canberra, Australia Meeting - 03:06

Macedonian protest in Australia - 04:30

Macedonian protest in New York - 01:45

Macedonian Protest for Human Rights in Greece - Toronto, 1990 (Part 1) - 02:29

Macedonian Protest for Human Rights in Greece - Toronto, 1990 (Part 2) - 09:49

Macedonian Protest in Toronto 1990, in front of the Bulgarian Embassy (Part 1) - 09:18

Macedonian Protest in Toronto 1990, in front of the Bulgarian Embassy (Part 2) - 09:50

Macedonian Protest in Skopje - 05:09

MHRMI Macedonian Human Rights Week, June 14-21

Our name is Macedonia - 1:17
 
The Macedonians in Greece

Although ethnic Macedonians in northern Greece make up a large minority with their own language and culture, their internationally-recognized human rights and even their existence are vigorously denied by the Greek government. Free expression is restricted; several Macedonians have been prosecuted and convicted for the peaceful expression of their views. Moreover, ethnic Macedonians are discriminated against by the government's failure to permit the teaching of the Macedonian language. And ethnic Macedonians, particularly rights activists, are harassed by the government - followed and threatened by security forces - and subjected to economic and social pressures resulting from this harassment. All of these actions have led to a marked climate of fear in which a large number of ethnic Macedonians are reluctant to assert their Macedonian identity or to express their views openly. Ethnic Macedonian political refugees who fled northern Greece after the Greek Civil War of 1946-49, as well as their descendants who identify themselves as Macedonians, are denied permission to regain their citizenship, to resettle in, or even to visit northern Greece. By contrast, all of these are possible for political refugees who define themselves as Greeks. Greek courts have denied permission to establish a "Center for Macedonian Culture." Ultimately, the government is pursuing every avenue to deny the Macedonians of Greece their ethnic identity.

The following videos depict Macedonians and their lives in Greece, in the past and present.

Macedonians - exiled from the Aegean

Macedonians - exiled from the Aegean (Part 1 of 4)

Macedonians - exiled from the Aegean (Part 2 of 4)

Macedonians - exiled from the Aegean (Part 3 of 4)

Macedonians - exiled from the Aegean (Part 4 of 4)

Refugee children from the Greek Civil War (1946-49)

Refugee children from Aegean Macedonia

60 Years of the Exodus of Aegean Macedonians
 

1st Re-Union of the Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia, 1988

4th Re-Union of the Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia, 2008
   
1st Congress of Vinozhito

(Part 1 of 3)

(Part 2 of 3)

(Part 3 of 3)
 
2nd Congress of Vinozhito

By Macedonian Media

Introductory speech
by Pavlos Filipov Voskopoulos
   

Keynote speech by Max Simeoni (Part 1 of 2)

Keynote speech by Max Simeoni (Part 2 of 2)

Keynote speech by Jan Diedrichsen (Part 1 of 2)

Keynote speech by Jan Diedrichsen (Part 2 of 2)
EFA-Rainbow Participates in Elections

European Elections 2009

Vote for Vinozhito
Pavlos Voskopoulos

Vote for Vinozhito
Thanasis Parisis

Vote for Vinozhito
Georgos Papadakis

Vote for Vinozhito
Dimitris Ioannou

Vote for Vinozhito
Voter/supporter (in Macedonian)

GKORE GKLAVATA
Vote in Rainbow
 
Activities of the members of Vinozhito

Debate on Greek TV channel ALTER
10 March, 2009

Athanasios Parisis, on Gay McDougall's visit to Greece
16 September, 2008

TV Kanal 5
Aegean Macedonians
6 May, 2008 (Part 1 of 6)

TV Kanal 5
Aegean Macedonians
6 May, 2008 (Part 2 of 6)

TV Kanal 5
Aegean Macedonians
6 May, 2008 (Part 3 of 6)

TV Kanal 5
Aegean Macedonians
6 May, 2008 (Part 4 of 6)

TV Kanal 5
Aegean Macedonians
6 May, 2008 (Part 5 of 6)

TV Kanal 5
Aegean Macedonians
6 May, 2008 (Part 6 of 6)

Archimandrite Nikodim Tsarknias on Atheatos Kosmos - 2 April, 2008 (Part 1 of 2)

Archimandrite Nikodim Tsarknias on Atheatos Kosmos - 2 April, 2008 (Part 2 of 2)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on MEGA TV - 9 March, 2008

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on Alfa TV - 7 March, 2008
(Part 1 of 3)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on Alfa TV - 7 March, 2008
(Part 2 of 3)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on Alfa TV - 7 March, 2008
(Part 3 of 3)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on Ant 1 TV - 5 March, 2008
(Part 1 of 2)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on Ant 1 TV - 5 March, 2008
(Part 2 of 2)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on Ant 1 TV - 4 March, 2008
(Part 1 of 2)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on Ant 1 TV - 4 March, 2008
(Part 2 of 2)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on MEGA TV - 2 March, 2008
 

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 1 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 2 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 3 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 4 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 5 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 6 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 7 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 8 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 9 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 10 of 11)

Makedoncite vo sosedstvoto, A1 TV - 31 October, 2006
(Part 11 of 11)
 

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on GR TV Seven - 2008
(Part 1 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on GR TV Seven - 2008
(Part 2 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on GR TV Seven - 2008
(Part 3 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on GR TV Seven - 2008
(Part 4 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on GR TV Seven - 2008
(Part 5 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on GR TV Seven - 2008
(Part 6 of 6)

Representatives of EFA-Rainbow and OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN visit Canada and US - April, 2007

Vinozhito Press
Athens, 25 September, 2000
(Part 4 of 5)

Vinozhito Press
Athens, 25 September, 2000
(Part 2 of 5)

Vinozhito Press
Athens, 25 September, 2000
(Part 3 of 5)

Vinozhito Press
Athens, 25 September, 2000
(Part 4 of 5)

Vinozhito Press
Athens, 25 September, 2000
(Part 5 of 5)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on EVROZUM - Mart, 2008
(Part 1 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on EVROZUM - Mart, 2008
(Part 2 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on EVROZUM - Mart, 2008
(Part 3 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on EVROZUM - Mart, 2008
(Part 4 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on EVROZUM - Mart, 2008
(Part 5 of 6)

Pavle Filipov Voskopulos on EVROZUM - Mart, 2008
(Part 6 of 6)
   
Greek and World Media Concerning the Macedonian Issue

About the Macedonian Issue
Reporters from Croatian TV
18 April, 2009 (Part 1 of 5)

About the Macedonian Issue
Reporters from Croatian TV
18 April, 2009 (Part 2 of 5)

About the Macedonian Issue
Reporters from Croatian TV
18 April, 2009 (Part 3 of 5)

About the Macedonian Issue
Reporters from Croatian TV
18 April, 2009 (Part 4 of 5)

About the Macedonian Issue
Reporters from Croatian TV
18 April, 2009 (Part 5 of 5)

Macedonia
Croatian National TV
29 March, 2009

About the Macedonian Issue
TV Skaj - 11 March, 2008

About the Macedonian Issue
TV MEGA - 7 March, 2008

Steljos Papatemelis about
the Refugees - TV 100
July 2003

The Languages in Greece
TV NET - 23 April, 2002

About the Macedonian Issue
ERT - April, 2002
(in English)

About the Macedonian Issue
ERT - April, 2002
(in Macedonian)

The Refugees from Aegean Macedonia - TV MEGA
17 May, 2000 (Part 1 of 2)

The Refugees from Aegean Macedonia - TV MEGA
17 May, 2000 (Part 2 of 2)

Greek Fired for Sympathies Toward Macedonia
Croatian TV - October 10, 2009

Balkans Forum in Brussels 8.12.2009 (Part 1 of 3)

Balkans Forum in Brussels 8.12.2009 (Part 2 of 3)

Balkans Forum in Brussels 8.12.2009 (Part 3 of 3)

Balkans Forum in Brussels 8.12.2009 (Voskopulos)

Balkans Forum in Brussels 8.12.2009 (Koumoutsakos)
Going Back in History

1st Re-Union of the Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia - 3 July, 1988

4th Re-Union of the Refugee Children from Aegean Macedonia - 18 July, 2008

50 years after the exodus
17 July, 1998
(Part 1 of 2)

50 years after the exodus
17 July, 1998
(Part 2 of 2)

60 years after the Greek Civil War - Meeting of Aegean Macedonians - 31 March, 2009

60 Years of the Exodus of Aegean Macedonians

Refugee children from the Greek Civil War (1946-49)

Refugee children from Aegean Macedonia

Macedonia's struggle against Greeks (1904-1908)

Greece already recognized Macedonian language in 1920's

Over 800 Macedonian Village Names Changed by the Greeks
 
Gatherings of Macedonians in Greece

Macedonians from the Aegean Part of Macedonia (Part 1)

Macedonians from the Aegean Part of Macedonia (Part 2)

Macedonians from the Aegean Part of Macedonia (Part 3)

Macedonian Fair in Gornichevo

Macedonian Festivals in Voden and in the Village of Rakita

Macedonian Fair in Enidze Vardarsko

Macedonian Fairs in the Villages Krushari - Enidze Vardarsko and Patele - Lerin

Macedonian celebration of St. Elijah Day in Ovcharani - Lerin

Macedonian Dance

Macedonians from Crno Marinovo - Negush / Naoussa
(Part 1 of 3)

Macedonians from Crno Marinovo - Negush / Naoussa
(Part 2 of 3)

Macedonians from Crno Marinovo - Negush / Naoussa
(Part 3 of 3)

Macedonians in Greece celebrate Ilinden

St. Marina feast day - Negush / Naoussa

Celebrating Ilinden
in Sheshteovo - Kostur

Celebrating Ilinden
in Ovcharani - Lerin

I'm Macedonian 1

I'm Macedonian 2
(in Greek)

I'm Macedonian 2
(in Macedonian)

I'm Macedonian 3
Macedonian Settlements in Northern Greece

The Cities

The Villages

Solun

Voden

Ser

Bapchor, Kostur

Buf, Lerin

Gabresh, Kostur

Gorno Drenovi, Seres

Setina, Lerin

Zhelevo, Lerin

Zherveni, Voden
Documentaries

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 1 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 2 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 3 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 4 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 5 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 6 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 7 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 8 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 9 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 10 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 11 of 12)

"In Kontinuo"
Documentary Film
(Part 12 of 12)

Macedonians - exiled from the Aegean (Part 1 of 4)

Macedonians - exiled from the Aegean (Part 2 of 4)

Macedonians - exiled from the Aegean (Part 3 of 4)

Macedonians - exiled from the Aegean (Part 4 of 4)

"The right to be different"
Documentary Film
(Part 1 of 7)

"The right to be different"
Documentary Film
(Part 2 of 7)

"The right to be different"
Documentary Film
(Part 3 of 7)

"The right to be different"
Documentary Film
(Part 4 of 7)

"The right to be different"
Documentary Film
(Part 5 of 7)

"The right to be different"
Documentary Film
(Part 6 of 7)

"The right to be different"
Documentary Film
(Part 7 of 7)

Interview with Abdul Halil Dede - activist for Turkish Minority in Greece (Part 1 of 3)

Interview with Abdul Halil Dede - activist for Turkish Minority in Greece (Part 2 of 3)

Interview with Abdul Halil Dede - activist for Turkish Minority in Greece (Part 3 of 3)

Ilias Petropoulos about Macedonia (Part 1 of 2)

Ilias Petropoulos about Macedonia (Part 2 of 2)
Other Important Events

An Alarming Incident: Clashes between Greek Army, Police and Ethnic Macedonians

Dora Bakoyannis Replies to a Question Regarding the Macedonian Minority in Greece

The First Congress of the Political Party "Liberal Alliance" in Anabisso (Attiki)

Tribune in Lerin Concerning the Minorities - 29 May, 2008

U.N. Expert on Minority Issues Gay McDougall Visited Northern Greece

U.N. report:
"Greece Has to Respect Macedonian Ethnic Minority"

MHRMI - OSCE in 2000
Human Rights Abuse in Greece

Interview with Grigoris Vallianatos: "Macedonia is Not Greek Entity"

Border Incident During the Fair in Ovcharani
20 July, 2008

Greek Ultra-Nationalists Threatened Ethnic Macedonians Entering Greece

"Non-existing" Macedonians in Voden/Edessa were refused to meet Greek FM Bakoyannis

Promotion of Greek-Macedonian dictionary

Greek neonazis "Golden Dawn" protest in Lerin/Florina
July 19, 2009

EFA-Rainbow opens office in Edessa/Voden
November 15, 2009
   
The Macedonians in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian government refuses to acknowledge the existence of the large Macedonian minority in Pirin Macedonia (now a part of Bulgaria since the partition of Macedonia in 1912/13) and continues to violate its basic human rights. These are the main reasons why Bulgaria constantly denies the OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN's party registration. The European Commission has called several times on Bulgaria to respect the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights and to recognize OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN. However, on September 4, 2007, the Sofia District Court in Bulgaria again denied OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN's party registration. Word from the party and the European Court of Human Rights is that it was yet again politically motivated so that the Macedonians could not participate in the next month's local elections.

The following videos describe the life of the Macedonian minority in Bugaria and the problems that the party OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN has registering its party in this country.


Frattini: Bulgaria to respect the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights - 02:01

European Commission calls on Bulgaria to recognize OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN - 01:49

Bulgaria rejects registration of Macedonian minority party - 03:48

Bulgarian Court refuses to register OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN - 03:54

OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN's repeated registration in Bulgaria - 04:53

EU Commission's Spokesman Abing: Bulgaria to recognize OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN - 02:23

OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN, Ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria - 01:34

A members of OMO "Ilinden" - PIRIN ran at local elections - 04:04

BBC Macedonian - Ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria (Part 1) - 05:23

BBC Macedonian - Ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria (Part 2) - 09:12

Stojko Stojkov, Pavle Voskopoulos and Archimandrite Nikodim Tsarknias in US - 01:56

Interview with Stoyko Stoykov - 05:46

Jan Pirinski from “Narodna Volja” vs. Bulgarian Racism to Macedonians - 02:24

Throughout The Pirin Macedonia - Documentary (Part 1) - 07:19

Throughout The Pirin Macedonia - Documentary (Part 2) - 05:11

A five-part documentary movie describing the life of the Macedonian minority in Bugaria (Part 1) - 09:21

A five-part documentary movie describing the life of the Macedonian minority in Bugaria (Part 2) - 08:16

A five-part documentary movie describing the life of the Macedonian minority in Bugaria (Part 3) - 08:56

A five-part documentary movie describing the life of the Macedonian minority in Bugaria (Part 4) - 09:41

A five-part documentary movie describing the life of the Macedonian minority in Bugaria (Part 5) - 06:06

Bulgaria refuses to register Macedonian organizations - 02:43

Bulgaria Bans Macedonian and US Citizens from Attending Macedonian Commemorations - 09:38
The Macedonians in Albania

Albania recognizes the Macedonians as an ethnic minority and delivers primary education in the Macedonian language in the border regions (Mala Prespa, Golo Brdo, Gora) where most ethnic Macedonians live. In the 1989 census, 4,697 people declared themselves Macedonians, but Macedonian organizations allege that the government undercounts the number of ethnic Macedonians in Albania and that they are politically underrepresented - there are no ethnic Macedonians in the Albanian parliament.
Some say that there has been disagreement among the Slavophone Albanian citizens about their being members of a Macedonian nation as a significant number of these Slavophones are Torbesh and self-identify as Albanians. External estimates on the population of Macedonians in Albania include 10,000, whereas Macedonian sources have claimed that there are 120,000 - 350,000 ethnic Macedonians in Albania.

The following videos describe the life of the Macedonians minority in Albania.


The Macedonians in Albania - 03:27

BBC - Macedonians in Albania (part 1) - 05:37

BBC - Macedonians in Albania (Part 2) - 07:52

No Bulgarian minority exists in Albania - 02:27

The Macedonians in Golo Brdo, Albania - 05:10

The Macedonians in Pustec, Albania - 04:45

The Macedonians in Gora, Albania (Part 1) - 09:01

The Macedonians in Gora, Albania (Part 2) - 06:19

Deutsche Welle radio report - Мала Преспа, но големи Македонци - 07:40

Manipulated data of number of Macedonians in Albania by Albanian government - 05:28

Македонците во општина Пустец во Мала Преспа, Албанија - 01:44
 

First Macedonian School in Korcha - Albania (Part 1) - 10:09

First Macedonian School in Korcha - Albania (Part 2) - 10:03
   

A celebration supporting the recognition of the Macedonian constitutional name
MHRMI Gala Banquet 2007
Human Rights Activists in Aegean Macedonia
Human Rights Activists in Pirin Macedonia
Greek Discrimination Against Ethnic Macedonians
Cultural Expression
Villages and Cities in Aegean Macedonia
Pictures From Pirin Macedonia
Villages in Mala Prespa

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