Monthly Archives: September 2011

‘UNCOVERED’ – Nicosia International Airport Exhibition opens 23 September

You’re all invited to UNCOVERED – Nicosia International Airport – Exhibition & Panel which opens on 23 September and will run until 23 October 2011. The opening night [invitation here] takes place from 19:00-21:00 at Ledra Street/Lokmacı Buffer Zone, and the opening hours of the exhibition is 10am-8pm daily. [Full information in press release here]. There will also be a panel discussion on 24 September from 2:30-7:30pm at the Home for Cooperation in the Buffer Zone. UNCOVERED is a three-year research based art project, divided into two phases, and its area of investigation are the issues stemming from the prolonged condition of the closed Nicosia International Airport. The title of the project is a word-play UN+COVERED reflecting on the role and presence of the UN at the airport since the latter was declared a United Nations Protected Area following the hostilities on the island in the summer of 1974, resulting in the de-facto division of the island and the creation of a buffer zone. The United Nations continues to facilitate Peace negotiations between the two sides. The project aims to explore notions of memory, commons and control mechanisms, as these arise out of the status of a closed-off airport in a space of conflict. Continue reading

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Journalists from the South Caucasus region visit CCMC

On Thursday 15th September, the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) hosted an information afternoon for visiting journalists from the South Caucasus region. The journalists are participating in a project financed by COBERM – Confidence Building and Early Response Mechanism, entitled “Media cooperation and peace journalism in the South Caucasus”.

The relevance of the meeting was heightened due to the fact that the project shares similar aims and objectives to the Collaborative Media Initiative (CMI), implemented under the auspices of CCMC, as both projects aim to contribute towards an environment of cooperation between media representatives through activities including networking and information exchange.

The meeting began with a briefing by Roland Gomez, Spokesperson for the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), who outlined the history and mandate of UNFICYP, as well as the current state of negotiations aimed at resolving the Cyprus Problem. This was followed by a presentation by CMI Project Coordinator Michalis Simopoulos, who highlighted the most important features of the media landscape island-wide, and highlighted some of the major activities of the CMI.

The meeting was also attended by members of the CMI Working Group (WG), a team of media professionals who provide strategic advice and support for the implementation of the project. The Q&A session that followed enabled the visiting journalists to discuss with the CMI WG the issues of language and communication across conflict zones, as well as the importance of safeguarding freedom of expression as a necessary component for an environment of meaningful collaboration. The discussion also highlighted the importance of the internet, particularly as the access to new media offers previously unaccounted for opportunities in bridging the information and communication gap.

CCMC’s ‘On the Road’ training in Limassol on 16 September 2011

CCMC is in Limassol providing social media and blogging workshops to its members there. The event is part of its ‘On the Road’ training series taking place in different locations across Cyprus.

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CCMC’s ‘On the Road’ training in Limassol!

The Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) is continuing its ‘On the Road’ training series by offering Social Networking and Blogging workshops for its members in Limassol on 16 September 2011. As part of its ongoing mission to build the communications and media skills of civil society, CCMC has been delivering dedicated training to its members in various towns and villages around Cyprus. The ‘On The Road’ series, which started in 2010, complements CCMC’s Nicosia-based training by offering media education in other locales. Continue reading

CCMC is marking International Peace Day with a ‘Speak for Peace’ festival! Saturday 24 September 3-8pm

Speak for Peace!

Join us for food, fun, film screenings, friendly competitions, music, sports and entertainment. 

All day:

  • Speakers’ Corner: record your message of peace for the Leaders
  • Civil society exhibition stalls
  • Kids’ activities
  • Food and drink
  • Bicommunal radio link

3-6pm PeacePlayers-Cyprus bicommunal basketball tournament

6pm: Traditional Cypriot dancing

6:30pm Screening of the Elders documentary on missing persons: ‘Digging the Past in Search of the Future’

 

CCMC’s ‘On the Road’ training programme builds the skills of civil society .

The Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) is continuing its ‘On the Road’ training series by offering Social Networking and Blogging workshops for its members in Limassol on 16 September 2011. As part of its ongoing mission to build the communications and media skills of civil society, CCMC has been delivering dedicated training to its members in various towns and villages around Cyprus. Continue reading

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Workshops offered by Future Together initiative

The Future Together initiative (implemented by ETEK and KTMMOB and supported by UNDP-ACT) will be holding a Beneficiaries Workshop, at 16:00 on Friday 16 September at the Home for Cooperation and will also be running a series of training workshops – participants are welcome! For more information on the schedule of workshops and to get in touch, please click here.

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