Monthly Archives: January 2012

Youth Power party – what a night!

Last night the newly branded Youth Power – a network of twelve organisations – launched their new visual identity and Small Grants Initiative at a fantastic party at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia’s buffer zone. The venue was packed with people enjoying the live music (violin and guitar), and watching a series of great videos made by CCMC for Youth Power, featuring their street festivals, cultural initiatives and other recent peacebuilding activities. There was also a treasure hunt, and it was great to see so many young people involved in identifying hidden symbols in the Youth Power photo exhibits on display on the night. Youth Power are a CCMC member and also a fellow partner in the wider Peace it Together (PiT) network. To read more about the PiT partners, you can follow this excellent blog, featuring a plethora of snapshots, guest posts and articles on the network.

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Youth Power Party! – celebrating a new chapter for youth activism

youthpowerlogoWhere will you be on Monday evening, 30 January? Well CCMC will be at the Youth Power Party from 6pm, at the Home for Cooperation, in Nicosia’s buffer zone. There will be snacks and drinks, string music (guitar and violin) as well as a treasure hunt for a great prize. The party is open to everyone and entrance is free.  Continue reading

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CCMC podcast on CyBC Radio 2 tonight!

CCMC’s third podcast on CyBC2 Radio will be aired tonight around 18:25pm local time. Listen out to hear about media against racism, the Youth Power party and more! CyBC Radio 2 can be heard on FM: 91.1 MHz and 97.9 MHz. Or listen live online with Real Player by clicking here.

Cypriot athletes join CCMC in tackling racism in sport

We’re excited to announce that tomorrow will see the start of a Media Against Racism in Sport (MARS) four-day encounter at the Cyprus Community Media Centre. Paralympian Gold Medallist Karolina Pelendritou and footballer Coskun Ulusoy are supporting the event, which starts on Wednesday 25 January and is organised in partnership with the Council of Europe (CoE) and the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE). The aim of the programme is to promote the inclusion of the principles of non-discrimination and diversity as an ongoing angle of media coverage. Organised within the framework of the joint CoE / European Union MARS – Media Against Racism in Sport – programme, this encounter will focus on sport related issues. The issue of racism in sport has made headlines across Europe in recent months following incidents involving high-profile football players in England’s Barclays Premier League. “The cases of Luis Suarez and John Terry have highlighted the importance of understanding the nature and prevalence of racism in sport”, said Michalis Simopoulos, local coordinator of the encounter. “By encouraging professional collaboration with media actors and the exchange of media practices, CCMC hopes to enhance a diversity of perspectives and topics dealt with by the media”. The MARS Programme is a follow-up action to the 2008 – 2010 CoE “Speak out Against Discrimination” campaign. “We believe that an inclusive information environment is crucial for achieving effective social cohesion and participation in democratic life”, said Reynald Blion, MARS programme manager. “Working with media partners at the European and national levels is a strategy that we believe can influence public opinion vis-à-vis diversity and intercultural issues”. For more information on the MARS Programme, please visit:

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Join us virtually on Radio Mayis today at 4pm

Join us virtually on Radio Mayis today (96.0 FM) at 16:00. Our guest on today’s show is Sezis Thompson of Youth Power, talking about youth activism and the network’s upcoming exciting initiatives. You can also listen online through

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