Australian Macedonians push for human rights in Greece
Radio Interview With Victor Bivell
Produced by Alex Parry
24 May 2007
The Greek Prime Minister Kosta Karamanlis is touring Australia this
week. While our federal leaders smile and shake hands with him over
a new social security deal for elderly Greeks, the Macedonian community
remains outraged about human rights abuses occurring in Greece. Macedonia
is still waiting to be recognised as an independent sovereign country.
South Australian Premier Mike Rann recently inflamed the situation by
referring to Macedonia as being as Greek as the Acropolis
with angry Macedonians saying they see themselves as distinctly
different in ethnic identity to Greek people. Victor Bivell is the founder
of Pollitecon Publications, a publishing house for books about Macedonian
human rights violations. He discusses the rights that Macedonians in
Greece have been stripped of.