ECHALLENS will unite as brothers with the community Novo Selo

After the lengthy logistic support of the Macedonian association “Macedonia” from Echallens that is part of the Association of the Macedonian organizations, agreement has accomplished with the community Echallens for brotherhood with the community Novo Selo from Macedonia. In the first week of May, for the holiday St.Spas catholic, the community Echallens will officially visit the community Novo Selo, with goal for rapprochement and with hope that will become brotherhood in the future. On this visit is included all executive council of Echallens, made by 9 members, also with them will travel the President of the Macedonian humanitarian organization “Macedonia” from Echallens.
  Disavowed Macedonian cultural and historical inheritance of the first Macedonian states symbols

The creators of the first Macedonian orders reacted about the recent promotion of the states orders and medals of the Republic of Macedonia that happened in the parliament under the protection of the Cabinet of the President Branko Crvenkovski.
Its about Goce Durtanoski (design) and John Todorovski (computer processing), which are authorized persons of the Oak tree Design Studio from Holland. They have made the first Macedonian order Solem Imperii Macedoniae (Sun of the Macedonian Empire) for the needs of the World Macedonian Congress.
The first Macedonian order Solem Imperii Macedoniae was officially inaugurated in Paris, January 2004 by the World Macedonian Congress, when the order was given to the great friend of Macedonian and Macedonian people, the expert of constitutional law, Robert Badenter, at the same time declared with the title “Macedonian senator”.
“The cabinet of the President Branko Crvenkovski once more, this time trough the states decorations, wanted probably to imposed the neologism “100 years Ilinden – 100 years Macedonian country” and the memories from the socialist revolution. On the chosen design of the first Macedonian orders and medals, unfortunately is dominating use of the grain, which was main characteristic of the states symbols of the all former Soviet republics and in the former Yugoslav federation”- says Durtanoski and Todorovski.
According to the statement of collaborator of the Cabinet of the President, Robert Mitevski that the five orders and two medals are made according to the European cultural traditions (?!), the World Macedonian congress concluded that those orders are satisfying the norms of China and Cuba, so with right Mitevski could be called “expert of socialist defect”.
“ It seems, that after the World Macedonian Congress promotion of orders and medals, the government puts end of this open question, important mark of the state. The World Macedonian Congress is sorry that the Cabinet of the President of the State, Branko Crvenkovski has disavowed the rich cultural and historical inheritance of the Macedonian people and of Macedonia, that could be applied on the first Macedonian orders and medals”, says from the WMC.
  Macedonian community in Holland

On the occasion of 600 years from the birth of the Georgia Kastratiot and the Easter Holydays, the Macedonian community from Holland has again published the postage stamps with nominal value of 39 eurocents, with the fresco of Georgija Kastriot, Macedonian. In the announcement of the President of the Macedonian community in Holland, Mr. John Todorovski is pointed out that “the meaning of this important persons of the Macedonian history for whom Macedonian have moral and national obligation to protect from usurpation from anyone”. The announcement from the Macedonian community in Holland is cite the document from the father of Georgia, Ivan Kastriot, that left more written testimonies in which can be clearly seen Macedonian character of the family Kastriot.
  In spite of the prohibitions, Macedonians have celebrated for Jane

The Macedonian from Bulgaria were stopped to celebrate the 90th years from the death of Jane Sandanski on April 24 in the Monastery Rozden. They have gather in front of the monument of this revolutionary in Melnic, because, as they say, this place was taken by other organizations. In other words, by the Bulgarian journalist agency “Fokus” and the association “All Bulgarian together”. With the buses, on the grave have came people with Bulgarian flames and with partial marks of VMRO of Krasimir Karakacanov, which considerate himself as successor of the supreme VMRO. Problems with the domestics also have members of KUD “Mirce Acev” from Skopje, which were hold by the Bulgarian police for four hours on the borders.
The organizers of OMO PIRIN have steel put flowers on the grave of Sandanski, the police didn’t stop them, but has advised not to winnow the Macedonian flames. The tension between Macedonian organizations and the Bulgarian VMRO has ended with quarrel, so one side has blamed that they sell the Macedonian aim, and others that Macedonian nation is fabrication and they are denting the Bulgarian roots. The grave of Sandanski was visited by delegations from the Ministry of foreign affairs of Macedonia and the Macedonian embassy in Sofia.
On April 23 OMO – Ilinden has celebrated on the monastery Rozden. Still, these two days pasted with provocations, propaganda and bad words for the present Macedonians from the activists of the Bulgarian national organizations.

Macedonians from Albania have formed political party

The Macedonians from Albania will participated in the next parliamentarian elections in Albania with own political party, has announced the president of the association “Prespa” from Albania, Eftim Mitrevski on the tribune, organized in the church “St. Cyril and Metodij” in New Jersey, USA.
Mitrevski has pointed out, that according to the official register, Albania have only 5.000 Macedonians, but according to the knowledge of the association “Prespa” there are at least 150.000. He is expecting on the parliamentarian elections Macedonians to win al least two parliamentarian places in the Albanian parliament.
The new political party of the Macedonians that was promoted in USA last week will be named Macedonian Alliance for European integration. For its symbols is taken sixteen lags sun and 22 stars as symbol of the members of the European Union. The party is trying to collect all Macedonians who are members in different associations and political party in Albania.


Hundred years from the death of Nikola Karev

On the April 27 it will be hundred years from the heroic death of the revolutionary, the organizer of the Ilinden rebellion and president of the Republic of Krusevo, one of the coryphaeus of the Macedonian liberation movement, Nikola Karev. As a member of the plead of the Macedonian revolutionaries from the end of the XIX and beginning of the XX century, he has shown the revolutionary ideas from its epoch in the best way, expressed and integrated liberations aims of the Macedonian people. Nikola Karev was born in 10 November 1877 in Krusevo and he grows up in hard historical time, unbearable sociable-political and economical-social conditions in the state. Feeling the bitterness of the dark Turkish governing has made deep trail on him and that was the reason for his dedication to serve to the holy war of his people for freedom and human rights.















In regard to the freedom of the press Macedonia ranks at 110 place, in a group of countries with partly free media, according to the report of the US Association for Promotion of Democracy - Freedom House.
In the annual report "Freedom of the Press 2005: A Global Survey of Media Independence," Freedom House measured the level of press freedom in 2004 in 194 countries throughout the world.
Macedonia is placed after Albania, Congo and Honduras, and before Tanzania, Nigeria and Niger. Last year Macedonia was ranked at 111 place.
According to the survey, five countries improved in category while two declined. In addition to Ukraine and Lebanon, Guatemala and Guinea-Bissau moved from not free to partly free, while Namibia moved from partly free to free. Only two countries - Pakistan and Kenya - registered a negative category shift in 2004, moving from partly free to not free.
Ukraine moved from not free to partly free after a popular, democratic revolution led to the relaxation of pressures on the media. Lebanon moved from not free to partly free as a result of increased diversification of private media. Other, subtler gains were noted in the Middle East, in contrast to setbacks in the Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the former Soviet Union.
In terms of population, 17 percent of the world's inhabitants live in countries that enjoy a free press, while 38 percent have a partly free press and 45 percent have a not free press. This situation represents a decline over the past year, as the percentage of people who live in countries with a Not Free media environment has increased by 2 percent.
Best-ranked countries are Finland, Island and Sweden, while Burma, Cuba, Libya, North Korea and Turkmenistan almost haven't independent media.