29 January, 2007
Various groups and organizations, many considered "fringe elements", inside and outside the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) are taking advantage of the Internet to intensify irredentist views and propaganda, a Greek scholar told an audience in Thessaloniki on Sunday.
According to history professor Vlassis Vlasidis, a lecturer at the University of Western Macedonia, several state agencies in neighboring FYROM continue to promote and regurgitate the myth of a "unified Macedonian identity" -- as formulated in the early 1990s -- without special reference to irredentist designs that would generate reactions from neighboring states, i.e. Greece.
Vlasidis spoke during an event focusing on pro-FYROM propaganda on the Internet. The purpose of the event was to present collective research by the Thessaloniki-based Macedonian Studies Society (EMS) on the subject of "FYROM's Irredentist Imperialism 1943-2006: Official State Documents."
Source: Athens News Agency