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MHRMI and AMHRC congratulate Nova Zora on its third anniversary

Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia

Nova ZoraMacedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) congratulate Nova Zora, the largest pro-Macedonian newspaper in Aegean Macedonia, on its third anniversary. To see a video of the celebration, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8o3GHm3HD0

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MHRMI and AMHRC applaud the Mayor of Ovcharani's demand that Macedonian be an Official Language in Greece

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) applaud the Mayor of Ovcharani's demand that Macedonian be an official language in Greece, taught at all levels of elementary and secondary school, and that the original Macedonian toponyms be reinstated.

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MHR Review - Issue #13 - December 2012

Download the MHR Review - Issue #13 - December 2012 edition here (PDF - 3.2MB)

MHR Review - Issue #13In this edition of the MHR Review:

  • Joint Statement by Macedonian Community Organisations to Foreign Minister Carr
  • Carr Hears Republic of Macedonia Plea
  • Letter to Al Jazeera World
  • Letter to Dr. Kathy Alexander
  • Letter from Chris Thomas
  • Letter to David Davis
  • Letter from Katherine Walsh
  • Letter from the Macedonian community of Wollongong
  • Macedonian Senior Citizens’ Club of Doncaster Donates to Vinozhito
  • Macedonian Support for Australia in the UN
  • Condemnation of Racist Slur by EU Ambassador
  • Religious Unrest in Macedonia – Tom Vangelovski
  • The Rise of “Golden Dawn” in Greece – Pavle Filipov Voskopoulos
  • The Troublemaker of the Balkans – George Papadakis
  • An Incarcerated Village – Dimitri Jovanov
  • The Dark Heritage – Jim Thomev
  • A Macedonian Food Festival – Diane Kitanoski
  • The Poetry of Radovan Pavlovski – Dr. Michael Seraphinoff
  • An International Conference on the Partition of Macedonia
  • Review of Bachev’s Name Issue Book – Dr. Vasko Nastevski
  • Images from the MHRMI Human Rights Night

Download the MHR Review - Issue #13 - December 2012 edition here (PDF - 3.2MB)


The Macedonian Speech of First and Second Generation Australian Macedonians: A Joint Project between the AMHRC and Dr Jim Hlavac of Monash University

LANDMARK STUDY INTO THE MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE IN AUSTRALIA: А JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN THE AUSTRALIAN MACEDONIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE AND DR JIM HLAVAC OF MONASH UNIVERSITY

By Dr Chris Popov

The Macedonian language, in both its standard literary and rich dialectical forms, is that cultural marker which has defined and preserved more than anything else Macedonian identity and culture throughout the centuries. The diversity and richness of the Macedonian language is reflected in Australia where the Macedonian community is made up of large numbers of Macedonians from all parts of both Aegean Macedonia and the Republic of Macedonia, with smaller numbers of Macedonians from the Pirin part of Macedonia in Bulgaria present as well. However, as with the languages of many ethnic groups in Australia, the Macedonian language and the way in which it is spoken has undergone certain structural, lexical and grammatical changes, under the influence of the dominant English language.

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