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“Awaken the African Giant” Kapuscinski Lecture, Wednesday 16 January 2013

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For the second year running, CCMC member the Cyprus Island-Wide NGO Development Platform (CYINDEP) is hosting a Kapuscinski Development Lecture on Wednesday 16th January 2013 at 18:30, at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia.

“Awaken the African Giant” will be the topic of a lecture by Nick Moon, a winner of several awards for bringing together the entrepreneurial spirit of the poor, innovative tools and technologies, and the power of the marketplace, developing a cost effective and sustainable way to help families lift themselves out of poverty. He is a co-founder of KickStart and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Georgios Markopouliotis, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus will offer a welcoming speech on behalf of the organisers, the European Commission and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The event is also supported by the NGO Support Centre.

The lectures honour the name of Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish journalist and writer, who died in 2007. Kapuscinski, whose books were translated into many languages, was often named the “Third World Chronicler” or the “Voice of the Poor” for his famous reportages and books describing developing countries on all continents. Among other books, he was famous for: “The Emperor” on Ethiopia, “Shah of Shahs” about Iran, “The Shadow of the Sun” about Africa, “Another Day of Life” about Angola, and “Imperium” about the Soviet Union.

You can register for the event on Facebook  and you can follow the discussion on Twitter@CYINDEP @kapulectures

Alternatively you can contact Natasha Apostolidou Efthymiou at natasha.apostolidou@cyindep.eu or by phone +357-99-551699 .

Simultaneous translation will be available in Greek and Turkish.

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Home for Cooperation opens today!

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Today marks the launch of AHDR’s ‘Home for Cooperation’, the new shared space in the buffer zone. There will be a range of events going on over thee weekend, so don’t miss it! Highlights include Tat Tnabar and Gommalar playing live, the opening of Future Worlds Centre’s ‘Borderstories’ Photographic exhibition, (both today, Friday 6 May), Walks for Peace with POST Research Institute and EMAA and the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts creating recycled sculptures with children (both on Saturday 7 May), Women’s Voices event by Hands Across the Divide and  the Peace Players basketball tournament, both on Saturday afternoon, ENGAGE Small Grants exhibition and screenings by CCMC on Sunday 8 May, and the premiere of the Documentary on Cyprus, History and the Home for Cooperation by Stefanos Evripidou and Stephen Nugent on Monday evening. Please download the flyer with full details in English, Greek and Turkish.

To read the full speech by the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative at today’s launch click here.

United Nations Secretary General Message on World Peace Day 3 May 2011

Please find below this year’s message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, observed on 3 May.

MESSAGE ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
3 May 2011

When governments repress their people and shield themselves from scrutiny, press freedom is among the most powerful vehicles for exposing misdeeds and upholding public trust.

When people face discrimination and marginalization, access to media can give them voice and create a shared awareness of their plight.

And in an era of pressing global challe Continue reading

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