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‘One Message to Encourage’ workshops with CCMC

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CCMC is working with UNDP-ACT Project Partner Future Together to provide a schedule of training in strategic communications and video production over the coming months. Forming part of the ‘One Message to Encourage’ initiative of Future Together, the workshops are designed to build the media capacity of community-driven cultural or natural heritage conservation projects. The first training session with the successful applicants from these projects will take place at the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) on 8 July, followed by on location video shoots made by the trainees throughout July and August at their selected locations. Participants will also receive training in how to develop and disseminate various media products and to enhance their communications and advocacy capacity. The videos created through these hands-on workshops will be screened to the public in September, so watch this space!

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‘Future Together’: giving opportunities for small-scale community-driven cultural or heritage projects

The ”Future Together” project (Participatory Development Project) through its “One Message to Encourage” initiative will provide an opportunity for small-scale community-driven cultural or natural heritage conservation projects to tell their story to a wider audience, and to have access to the capacity-building programme of the “Future Together” project.

What is the “Future Together” Project? Continue reading

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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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