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Cyprus Community Media Centre EOI – Studio

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR

Technical expertise in supporting the development of a multimedia studio (design and technical specifications)

The Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) is seeking to commission specialised services to assist with the design and installation of a multimedia studio for the premises located in the UN Buffer Zone/Ledra Palace Grounds Nicosia.

Potential technical experts are hereby invited to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) in providing the following types of services:

  • The design of a multimedia studio
  • Development of technical specifications for installation of a multimedia studio and/or refurbishment of existing spaces into studios

Suppliers interested in qualifying should submit their Expression of Interest along with the following documents:

  • Detailed description of previous experience and/or CV
  • Detailed description of relevant past experience in studio design and/or refurbishment/installation
  • Reference list of major clients in the past three years

The Expression of Interest and accompanying documents must be received no later than 29 November 2012, 16:00hrs at the following address: Cyprus Community Media Centre, P.O. Box 24359, Nicosia CY 1703

or

info@cypruscommunitymedia.org

Please clearly mark postal submissions and electronic submissions indicating:

Cyprus Community Media Centre EOI-Studio

Expressions of Interest received after the above deadline will not be considered. CCMC reserves the right to accept or reject any Expression of Interest.

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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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‘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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Home for Cooperation opens this week!

h4cflyerCCMC member the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) are inaugurating their new shared Home for Cooperation in the buffer zone this week. Excitement is reaching fever pitch as we count down the days to the launch. There will be a range of events going on between 6 and 9 May 2011, so please check the attached flyer for the full schedule.

6 – 9 May 2011
Home for Cooperation, Nicosia Buffer Zone (opposite Ledra Palace Hotel)
Friday 6 May 18:00 – 21.30
Saturday 7 May 10:00 – 21.30
Sunday 8 May 11:00 – 21.30
Monday 9 May 09:00 – 20:30

The flyer is available for download in English, Greek and Turkish.

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CCMC’s opening party!

What a night! On the 9 December 2009, the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) had its opening event at its new premises in Nicosia’s buffer zone. The centre was officially opened by three members of the eminent ‘Elders’ group, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu.

Hundreds of people came along to celebrate with us, and hear directly from the Elders themselves, who were in Cyprus to support individuals and organisations seeking to build greater trust and dialogue between the communities of the island. The Elders expressed their support for the new centre, and their desire to see a positive outcome to current political negotiations.

Speaking at the event, Desmond Tutu said that Cyprus was full of untold and beautiful stories and that he hoped “the community media centre could be a vehicle for these stories to surface.” The guests, which included media professionals, artists, creatives, and members of the diplomatic community, also had the opportunity to see the work of the CCMC through multimedia installations, video projections, photographs and stories collected from across Cyprus.

Were you there? Did you have a good time? Let us know!

Desmond Tutu, Lakhdar Brahimi, Nadia Karayianni, Ilke Dagli and Jimmy Carter, 9 Dec 09.

 

Honorary guest Desmond Tutu, at the CCMC opening event, 9 Dec 09.

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Jumpstarting peace

23 October was the kickoff party for the Jumpstart Peace Bus Tour. The CCMC has put together an audioslideshow of the events, which you can watch below. Activities took place on both sides of Ledra / Lokmacı street in Nicosia, and was organised by Youth Centre Union and Future Worlds Center with support from the European Union. There were jazz and rock acts, fire dancing, a drumming circle and street juggling. For more information on the peace bus tours that will be travelling around Cyprus soon, please visit http://www.jumpstart-cyprus.org

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Cyprus joins Earthdance 2009

This year, Cyprus joined the largest globally-synchronised dance event in the world – which took place in over 300 locations in more than 60 countries.

The Cyprus Network for Youth Development led by its Youth Activism project, contributed by organising basketball players for peace, 12 music and dance groups, 50 performers and an audience of 2,000. The theme was living, appreciating and celebrating diversity. You can watch the video below:

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