Monthly Archives: December 2009

CCMC’s opening party!

What a night! On the 9 December 2009, the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) had its opening event at its new premises in Nicosia’s buffer zone. The centre was officially opened by three members of the eminent ‘Elders’ group, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu.

Hundreds of people came along to celebrate with us, and hear directly from the Elders themselves, who were in Cyprus to support individuals and organisations seeking to build greater trust and dialogue between the communities of the island. The Elders expressed their support for the new centre, and their desire to see a positive outcome to current political negotiations.

Speaking at the event, Desmond Tutu said that Cyprus was full of untold and beautiful stories and that he hoped “the community media centre could be a vehicle for these stories to surface.” The guests, which included media professionals, artists, creatives, and members of the diplomatic community, also had the opportunity to see the work of the CCMC through multimedia installations, video projections, photographs and stories collected from across Cyprus.

Were you there? Did you have a good time? Let us know!

Desmond Tutu, Lakhdar Brahimi, Nadia Karayianni, Ilke Dagli and Jimmy Carter, 9 Dec 09.

 

Honorary guest Desmond Tutu, at the CCMC opening event, 9 Dec 09.

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What’s your story?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cyprus Community Media Centre is currently running an ongoing campaign entitled ‘What’s your story?’ This campaign involves collecting stories from people across the island who are interested in sharing anecdotes, thoughts, testimonies and memories about themselves.  

As a community media centre, we want to amplify the voice of all the communities of this island. People have been submitting material in a number of different formats – postcards, artwork, short films, photographs, poems. We encourage anybody who feels they have something to say, to participate.

A selection of the stories collected so far are being showcased at our opening event on 9 December 2009, which will be attended by three members of the eminent Elders Group, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu. 

These stories will then be on our website as well as form part of future public exhibitions.

What you can do: Break out your mobiles, webcams, voice recorders, camcorders or good old fashioned pen & paper and tell us: what’s your story?

www.whats-your-story.info or www.cypruscommunitymedia.org

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SENİN HİKAYEN NE?

CCMC (Kıbrıs Toplum Medya Merkezi) Kıbrıs’ın dört bir yanından anektodlarını, düşüncelerini veya masallarını paylaşmak isteyenlerin hikayelerini topluyor.

CCMC açılışının birkaç hafta öncesinde başlattığı “Senin hikayen ne?” kampanyası çerçevesinde sizlerin yani Kıbrıs’ta yaşayan herkesin hikayesine kulak veriyor. Her neyi paylaşmak istiyorsanız  onu CCMC ‘ye ulaştırabilmenizi sağlamak için de bir web-sayfamız var. The Elders grubundan, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter ve Desmond Tutu`nun onurlandırdırğı bu gecemizde ise şimdiye kadar bize ulaşan hikayeleri sergiliyoruz.

“Senin hikayen ne?” kampanyası önümüzdeki aylarda da devam edecek.

Yapabilecekleriniz: Cep telefonlarınızı, web-cam’larınızı, ses kayıt cihazlarınızı, ya da modası geçmiş kalem ve kağıtlarınızı kullanarak bize kendinizle ilgili özgün olduğunu düşündüğünüz birşeyler anlatın.

Hazırladığınız materyalleri:

http://www.whats-your-story.info adresine gönderebilirsiniz.

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«Ποια είναι η ιστορία σας;

To Κέντρο Κοινοτικών Μέσων Επικοινωνίας Κύπρου λειτουργεί μια συνεχιζόμενη καμπάνια με τίτλο «Ποια είναι η ιστορία σας;” Η καμπάνια αυτή περιλαμβάνει τη συλλογή ιστοριών από ανθρώπους σε όλο το νησί που θέλουν να ανταλλάξουν ιστορίες, ανέκδοτα, σκέψεις, μαρτυρίες και αναμνήσεις.

Ως κέντρο κοινοτικών μέσων επικοινωνίας, θέλουμε να ενισχύσουμε τη φωνή όλων των κοινοτήτων του νησιού. Έχουμε λάβει υλικό σε διάφορες μορφές – κάρτες, έργα τέχνης, ταινίες μικρού μήκους, φωτογραφίες, ποιήματα. Ενθαρρύνουμε οποιονδήποτε που αισθάνεται ότι έχει κάτι να πει, να συμμετάσχει.

Μια επιλογή από τις ιστορίες που έχουμε συλλέξει μέχρι στιγμής θα προβάλλονται στα εγκαίνια μας στις 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2009, που θα τεθούν από τους επίτιμους καλεσμένους Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter και Lakhdar Brahimi, μέλη του διαπρέποντος ομίλου πρεσβύτερων, the Elders.
Αυτές οι ιστορίες θα είναι στην ιστοσελίδα μας, και επίσης θα παρουσιαστούν σε μελλοντικές δημόσιες εκθέσεις.

Αν θέλετε να λάβετε μέρος: χρησιμοποιείστε τα κινητά τηλέφωνα σας, βιντεοκάμερες, webcams, ή πένα και χαρτί και πείτε μας: ποια είναι η ιστορία σας;

 

Rainbow Festival 2009

Every year, KISA organises the Rainbow Festival in Cyprus, a showcase for diversity and talent among the various communities living on the island. In 2009 the festival took place on 1 November in Nicosia, Cyprus. KISA is a non-governmental organisation aiming to combat xenophobia, discrimination and racism. Its long-term objective is the creation of a multicultural society. For more information on the Rainbow Festival, please visit www.kisa.org.cy

You can view a short film on this year’s event below:

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