Saturday, April 18, 2009

Media Coverage of Hellenic Genocide Commemoration For Immediate Release: April 16, 2009

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2009

Contact: Nikolaos Taneris, New York, Tel. (917) 699-9935

Following the success of our "Stop the Cycle of Denial" Hellenic Genocide
Commemoration in front of the United Nations in New York on April 6, 2009, a
number of media outlets gave coverage of the event. Some of the media outlets
that mentioned the Hellenic League of America (HLA) or the Pan Thracian Union of
America “ORPHEUS” include:

* GREEK NEWS Greek-American Weekly Newspaper, “Hellenic Genocide Commemoration
outside the UN”, Monday April 13, 2009:

*TA NEA (The major Greek newspaper for the Greek community in the UK), Hellenic
Genocide Commemoration outside the UN, Saturday April 11, 2009:

*XRONOS Radio and XRONOS Newspaper (The major News outlet of Thrace in the Greek
city of Komotini or Greek: Κομοτηνή) interviews Theofanis Malkidis on the
Hellenic Genocide Commemoration, Friday, April 10, 2009:

*PanARMENIAN.NET Armenian News Agency, “Victims of the Armenian and Hellenic
Genocides were commemorated in New York”, Wednesday April 8, 2009:

* Ethnikos Kyrix, or The National Herald (New York-based Greek American
Newspaper) in the Greek- language edition ran two pages on our Commemoration
including a front page directly underneath a picture of Obama visiting the Saint
Sophia Cathedral in Constantinople, Wednesday April 8, 2009

Page 1 (PDF)

Page 7 (PDF)

The aforementioned report from XRONOS, interviewing our main speaker Dr.
Theofanis Makidis, was also published in the hugely popular world wide Pontian
website Pontos World:

Prior to the event we also received coverage from news sources as diverse as:
Daily Frappe, Greek Alert blog, Hellenic Lines Newspaper, Hellenic Revenge blog,
Olympia blog, FiloPatria blog, Hellenic Antidote blog, Greek Realm and Eleftheri
Ora Newspaper, to mention just a few, here are the links to some of those
weblogs expressing enthusiasm and support for our commemoration across the

*The Athens-based Greek daily newspaper Eleftheri Ora, expressed excitement
about the Hellenic Genocide Commemoration running the front page title “Κάτι
κινείται... “(Trans: Something is being done!)

The ThracianGenocide website ( has also made available
additional high resolution pictures for viewing and download:

More interesting video footage of our Hellenic Genocide commemoration (including
interviews) is expected to be released following modification. Stay tuned.

Finally, we would like to thank the many people, of various backgrounds, around
the world, who called or e-mailed us, congratulating us on our successful
Hellenic Genocide commeoration, and offering their help and support.

Join our E-list on the web at WWW.THRACIANGENOCIDE.ORG

The Thracian Genocide website and Thracian Genocide affirmation is a cooperative
and collective effort by the Pan Thracian Union of America "ORPHEUS", the
Hellenic League of America HLA and the works , action and spirit of many
Hellenic, Phil Hellene and American scholars and activists.