Monthly Archives: December 2011

CCMC will be in AKOVA Village providing training on 8 December 2011

CCMC will be in AKOVA Village tomorrow running a workshop in ‘Effective Internet Usage’ in partnership with our member Akova Woman’s Association. It’s part of our ‘On the Road’ training series at different locations around the island.

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TedxNicosia Speakers Inspire Cyprus

Photo (C) Παύλος Βρυωνίδης

Photo (C) Παύλος Βρυωνίδης

On 30 November a locally organised event called TEDxNicosia was held at the University of Nicosia that featured inspiring speakers from across Cyprus to communicate to participants “ideas worth spreading”. The event was licensed by TED which is a nonprofit organization that began in the mid-eighties in the United States as a conference aiming to bring together professionals from design, technology and entertainment. From there it has grown into a global phenomenon that provides “riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.” More information about TED can be found at http://www.ted.com/.

At TEDxNicosia there were almost a dozen riveting talks from various speakers about many interesting topics but the one that really stood out was the presentation of Nicos Anastasiou, who has been involved in bi-communal citizen peace building work in Cyprus for 20 years on a volunteer basis. He related to the audience the many different efforts of every day people who have tried to heal there psychological and emotional wounds stemming from the long running conflict in Cyprus. He told of school classmates reunited from across the divide after 20 years, of teens who react compassionately after learning different historical narratives and the opportunities offered by the Cyprus Friendship Programme which brings together young people from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and their families in an effort for those involved to better understand the human elements of the respective communities instead of just the dominate political themes. Nicos Anastasiou inspired participants to get involved in citizen peace building as a way to contribute something positive to the all the people living in Cyprus.

To learn more about TEDxNicosia please visit their website at http://www.tedxnicosia.com/.

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Prix Jeunesse’s best in children’s TV coming to Cyprus! 12-13 December 2011

The best of children’s television, honoured by the internationally-recognised Prix Jeunesse International competition, will feature in two days of screenings and seminars organised by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus, in partnership with the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research and the Cyprus Community Media Centre. The two-day event will take place on December 12th and 13th at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia’s buffer zone starting from 9am. This is the first time a Prix Jeunesse International screening is being held in Cyprus, aimed at encouraging dialogue, a deeper understanding of quality in children’s media, and professional cooperation in the field of children’s media between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. “Children in Europe spend an average of 150 minutes a day in front of the television, but are they watching programmes that are educational, stimulating, and age-appropriate?” said Björn Luley, director of the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia. “We want to showcase how children’s television can develop intercultural understanding in Cyprus and across the world.” Entries have been received from all over the world but there hasn’t been an entry from Cyprus yet. This event will hopefully encourage Cypriot media practitioners to enter the competition. The organisers are calling on children’s television producers, educators, journalists, researchers and media students from across the divide to attend the seminars and screenings. The films screened in Nicosia will be the winners of the most recent biennial Prix Jeunesse International film festival held last year in Munich under the theme ‘Different and Same – Celebrating Diversity.’ The programme for the seminar for adult experts on Monday, 12 December 2011 will be subdivided into different age categories: 12-15 year olds, 7-11 year olds and up to six years old. On Tuesday 13 December 2011 there will be screenings for schoolchildren aged 8-10 years old from 9-11am and screenings for parents and their children aged 6-12 years old from 5-7pm. For more information about Prix Jeunesse International, please visit: http://www.prixjeunesse.de.

Download invitation in EnglishGreek and Turkish.

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