Category Archives: Misc.

‘What’s the story?’ CCMC Podcast 4


Listen and download the fourth CCMC podcast ‘What’s the Story?’ In the fourth edition of ‘What’s the Story?’, CCMC’s podcast, we hear from Orestis Tringides of CCMC member IKME, who are participating in a Right of Access to Information project in Cyprus. He will be talking about his work on advocating for citizen’s rights to information from public authorities. Download or listen here.

Bi-Communal Concert for ONE Cyprus

All persons who regard themselves as friends of ONE Cyprus (wherever you are in the world), can tune into a Peace Concert which will be available LIVE over the internet from either the player embedded above or via from 7.30pm London time on Sunday 31st October. This will be the first ever LIVE internet webcast from Theatro Technis by the Campaign for ONE Cyprus, featuring classical and Cypriot music, reggae and poetry from a range of artists including Andrew Hubbard, Neşe Yaşın, Haji Mike & Dub Caravan, and many others. Until the concert itself the video player for this event will feature different video clips of relevance to ONE Cyprus. or videos at

Andrew Hubbard –
Neşe Yaşın –
Haji Mike –

Sunday 31st October 2010, 7.30pm with buffet Food and bar available

Tickets £10 (£7 Concessions)

KISA’s Rainbow Festival back for another year!

Don’t miss this year’s Rainbow Festival, the 13th festival celebrating diversity and multiculturalism in Cyprus. This year’s theme is ‘Cypriots and Migrants United Against the Crisis’.

In Nicosia on 31 October from 11:00-17:00 (Nicosia Municipal Park)

in Larnaca on 05 November from 17:00 to 22:00 (Larnaca Phinikoudes Seafront stage)

Full details are in this leaflet.

Listen to CCMC on the bilingual radio show ‘Cypriots, Come Let’s Talk’ show

Tune into Radio Astra 92.8 FM on Friday 15 October 2010 at 17.30 when CCMC outreach officers Beran and Sarah will be discussing Community Media in Cyprus on the bilingual radio show ‘Cypriots, Come Let’s Talk’ show. You can also listen by visiting the Astra Radio website at:

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!

“Karpaz is being destroyed”, says CCMC member

The Biologists’ Association, a Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) member, made the news this week, with its strong condemnation of what it calls the “destruction” of the Karpaz national park in the northeast of Cyprus.

“The authorities are distributing the Karpaz national park as presents to some people,” said Niyazi Turkseven, general secretary of the Biologists’ Association. “The area was announced as a national park in 1977, then in 1995 it was declared as a site of historical and environmental importance and in 2007 as a Specially Protected Area. However we are still failing to protect the area.” Mr. Turkseven added that “one of the main reasons for failing to protect the area is because the authorities want to give away valuable land to their allies, supporters and cronies.”

The construction of electricity infrastructure, road widening, filling up of the Ronnas river, and donation of land for a university campus has begun to erode this sensitive ecosystem. “It is just not acceptable to see the authorities destroy an area which is incredibly important for cultural heritage and the environment,” said Turkseven. “It is not only one of the most important sites for Cyprus but it is very valuable for the entire world.”

The Biologists’ Association website

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Cyclists Across Barriers: Karpaz to Akamas 16-25 April 2010

 Cyclists across Barriers is organising a cycle trip from Karpaz to Akamas, Paphos starting this Friday the 16 of April until 25 April 2010.

Gather: Thursday 15 April 2010; late afternoon at Golden Sands Beach, Karpaz. Overnight stay at Big Sands café; camping/beach huts 0533 865 3488 to book bed (tbb)

Cycling Days:

Day 1.     Friday 16th April; 23km cycle from Apostolos Andreas Monastery to Dipkarpaz/Rizokarpaso. Various options to stay.

Day 2.     Saturday 17th April; 40km to Kumyali/Koma tou Yialou. Camping or Notovikla Garden Hotel. Tel:05428517781 (tbb); hotel also rents bikes.

Day 3.     Sunday 18th April; 36km to Kaplica/Davlos Camping or rooms at Kaplica restaurant.  Tel:0090 392 387 2031(tbb)

Day 4.     Monday 19th April; 47km to Alagadi Beach. Camping

Day 5.     Tuesday 20th April; 18km to Girne/Kyrenia. Various options to stay

Day 6.     Wednesday 21st April; 49km from St Hilarion to Guzelyurt/Morfou. Guzelyurt Hotel (tbb) 0533 861 8973

Day 7.     Thursday 22nd April; 35km to Kalopanayiotis; PEO holiday apartments 00357 2286 6405 or 00357 99875655.

Day 8.     Friday 23rd April; 19km to Kykkos Monastery; stay at the monastery 00357 2294 2435

Day 9.     Saturday 24th April; 47km to Lysos Troodos Mountains; Paradise Hills Hotel 00357 2632 2287; +12km downhill, Polis camping/hotels.

Day 10.  Sunday 25th April; 27km to Akamas; return by boat trip (tbc)

If you would like updates or to join all or part of the cycle trip contact:

Aydin Mahmet Ali: 0090 5338606174 or 00357 99958812 or Andreas Michaelides: 00357 96781672

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CCMC Premises

Spring is in the air, CCMC’s feral collection of cats are heavily pregnant, and we have a number of productions underway. In recent days, CCMC has also gained independent access to the main street, which means our visitors no longer have to come through Ledra Palace Hotel to see us. Hopefully this will make us even more accessible to all communities of this island, and you will feel more welcome when coming here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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