Monthly Archives: September 2010

Call for Volunteers – CFA Clean Up & Cultural Weekend in beautiful village of Pelathousa!

The Cyprus Film Archives (CFA) needs volunteers for a special 2-day cultural clean-up on Saturday October 2nd and Sunday October 3rd at its premises in the beautiful village of Pelathousa, Paphos district.

The CFA is calling for volunteers to help clean up and paint an old schoolhouse which will be transformed into a local cultural centre. Volunteers will assist with painting and general maintenance in and around the facilities and no prior experience required. Film enthusiasts are encouraged to participate as there will also be evening film screenings, film discussions and an excursion.

Participants will also have opportunities to go swimming at the local beach, and accommodation will be made available in the nearby campsite.

To reserve your slot and for more information, please contact Panicos Chrysanthou on 99434923 or email

Hands Across the Divide events 24-27 September 2010

CCMC member Hands Across the Divide is setting up a billboard in Ledra Street, Nicosia, this weekend. Passers by will be encouraged to write what peace means to each of them on the billboard. If you’re around the city over the weekend, please support this initiative!

Judgment reinforces the protection of journalistic sources

As posted on the highly informative ECHR Blog, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights reversed an earlier judgment in the case of Sanoma Uitgevers B.V. v. the Netherlands, relating to the disclosure of information by journalists.

Principle 4 of the Recommendation stipulates that ‘sanctions against journalists for not disclosing information identifying a source should only be imposed by judicial authorities during court proceedings which allow for a hearing of the journalists concerned in accordance with Article 6 of the European Convention (“fair trial”)’.

The explanatory memorandum of Recommendation 2000/7 went a step further prescribing that ‘judicial authorities ordering search or seizure of journalistic material should limit their search and seizure order with respect to the protection of a journalist’s source‘.

The Court’s judgment of 14 September 2010 has now further clarified and developed these principles into strict procedural safeguards, and can thus be deemed to reinforce the protection of journalistic sources.

Cyprus Peace Concert

To mark the International Day of Peace, UNFICYP in partnership with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra will be holding a Cyprus Peace Concert at the old Nicosia Airport terminal building at the United Nations Protected Area on 16 September 2010 at 8:00pm.

The concert, which is the first of its kind to be held at the  terminal building of old Nicosia Airport, will include a performance of popular classics  for the UN community and invited Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

CCMC Website now live!

The brand new CCMC website, has gone live in English, Greek and Turkish. Please check it out, and share with your friends. We’ve had an overwhelming response in terms of hits from around the world, and hope we can reach an even bigger audience with your help. Spread the word, and let us know what you think of the site!

CCMC members protest Roma deportations in France

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CCMC members KISA and the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), held a protest at the French Embassy in Nicosia at 5pm on 6 September. They also handed in a petition signed by 22 civil society organisations (including CCMC), protesting the recent deportations of the Roma from France.

Open Educational Workshop

CCMC Consortium Members NGO Support Centre and the Management Centre are organizing an open training workshop on “Organisations, Networks and Initiatives of the Civil Society”. The objective of the training is to provide participants the skills to become engaged in policy formulation and contribute to reconciliation. By the end of the training, participants are expected to enhance their knowledge about effective networking for policy engagement and advocacy, active participation towards reconciliation and peace building process, cooperation among civil society organisations or groups and effective policy making and the importance of building networks. The Open Training, held in the framework of the ENGAGE programme, will take place in Thalassa Restaurant and Conference centre at Governor’s beach on Friday and Saturday 10-11 September.

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1st of September Bicommunal Peace Event in Nicosia


On Wednesday the 1st September, 2010 a bi-communal manifestation for peace and reunification will take place and with this we invite everybody to participate. PEO,  Devi-Is and the Bi-Communal Peace Initiative “United Cyprus” call on all Cypriots to rally along with us on common actions in the months to come for Solution and Reunification.

 The main points of the program:

 7.00pm  Marches from Solomou square in the south and Kyrenia gate in the north

 7.30pm Marches will converge at the stadium opposite Ledra Palace for the joint event


  • Pambis Kyritsis G.S. of PEO
  • Sener Elcil, G.S. KTOS – Bi-Communal Peace Initiative “United Cyprus”
  • Common Declaration by  Dogan Arsehit G.S. Peace Asspciation and Christos Efthymiou Bi-Communal Peace Initiative “United Cyprus”


Pantelis Thalassinos

Umut Albayrak


Bi-communal Choir 

Voula Constantinou

 All artists will work together for a concert to be remembered.

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