MHR Review | Issue #26 | March 2017

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In this edition of the MHR Review:

  • Elections in Macedonia - Dr. Chris Popov
  • Bi-partisanship in Macedonia - George Vlahov
  • A Call for Responsible Citizenship - George Vlahov
  • Freedom of Speech - Stefani Taskova
  • Discussion with Dr. Nathalie Tocci - Sasha Uzunov
  • On Petre Nakovski - Dr. Michael Seraphinoff
  • Macedonians & Greeks in Ottoman Macedonia - Dr. Dimitar Ljorovski-Vamvakovski
  • Interview with Kate Nitsou - Bill Nicholov
  • Muzikorama Australian Tour

Download the MHR Review - Issue #26 – March 2017 edition here (PDF – 2.35MB)

Амкчп го повторува барањето за одговорно граѓанство во Македонија

Melbourne/Мелбурн 27/2/2017

Парламентарните избори кои се одржаа во Република Македонија во текот на декември минатата година за жал не успеаја да ја разрешат политичката криза која ја зафати земјата во последните 18 месеци. Имено, главните партии, ВМРО-ДПМНЕ и СДСМ, по изборите не успеаја да обезбедат мнозинство во Собранието и да формираат владејачка коалиција. Згора на тоа, таквиот неуспех е директно поврзан со интензивирањето и виртуелното претворање на она околу што беше концентрирана кризата на почетокот, односно наводната корупција, во исклучиво етнички прашања.

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AMHRC Reiterates Call for Responsible Citizenship in Macedonia

Melbourne, 27/2/2017

The national elections held in the Republic of Macedonia last December, have so far failed to solve the political crisis which has gripped the country for the last 18 months. The major parties, VMRO-DPMNE & SDSM have failed to establish a governing coalition. Moreover, that failure is directly connected to an intensification and virtual conversion of what was a crisis centred around corruption to one about ethnic issues.

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International Paralympic Committee - Show that you Respect Macedonia's Name

Toronto and Melbourne (1st September 2016)

Macedonian Paralympians, like their Olympian counterparts, will be forced to enter the Rio Paralympics Opening Ceremony behind the letter “E” for “Ex”, putting a regional twist on the infamous “F” for “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. The Paralympic website, like the Olympic one, lists Macedonia under “T” for “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”. Depending on the local language, Macedonian athletes have entered behind many letters, except M, of course, for the actual name of their country, Macedonia. Furthermore, Macedonian athletes are not permitted to use their own country name on their uniforms. See Macedonian sprinter, Riste Pandev, in the photo below racing against athletes from Indonesia, Afghanistan and Gabon. Pandev's uniform is blank. What an Olympic-sized slap in the face.

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MHRMI and AMHRC demand an apology from the IOC for disrespecting Macedonia

Toronto & Melbourne
August 12, 2016

The Olympic charter claims that "The practice of sport is a human right." As is using your own country’s name. Once again, Macedonian athletes were forced to walk in behind the letter "F" for "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (or its equivalent) at the Olympic opening ceremonies. In Rio, it was “E” for “Ex”, in Sochi, “B” for the Russian word for “former”, and it’s the standard “F” in English-speaking countries. Any letter except “M” for “Macedonia” has become a hallmark of the IOC. The sheer size of the sign that said “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” in the Parade of Nations shows the extent to which the IOC buckles when faced with Greek opposition to Macedonia’s name.

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