Cyprus Community Media Centre Recent Videos Video <![CDATA[What's Your Story?: Alp & Anna]]>  'Alp and Anna' This short film features two inspiring 18-year-olds - Alparslan Balci, a Turkish Cypriot and Anna Leonidou, a Greek Cypriot. Living on the divided island of Cyprus, these two young people are active members of Youth Activism - a UNDP-ACT project that aims to encourage and inspire the youth of Cyprus to actively participate in the efforts for a peaceful solution of the Cyprus problem. Alp and Anna are friends, who have worked on joint activities implemented by the project in order to engage young people in peace building, to empower and support them to play an active role in the reconciliation process and to build support structures for them to continue in youth activism. Here, they talk about their work together, and their view on the situation in Cyprus. For more information about youth activism in Cyprus, please visit Camera and edit: Vasia Markides.]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 01:42:15 GMT <![CDATA[CCMC Raw: 1st Sept Peace Day]]>  United Cyprus' event in the buffer zone of Nicosia, marking Peace Day in Cyprus, 1 September 2010.]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 01:34:40 GMT <![CDATA[Rainbow Festival Cyprus 2009]]>  KISA organised the Rainbow Festival in Cyprus, a showcase for diversity and talent among the various communities living on the island. Camera & edit: Sarah Malian]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 01:32:44 GMT <![CDATA[Future World Center Teach MDGs]]>  Unknown]]> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 06:00:01 GMT <![CDATA[KISA Kids Workshops - Seeking Volunteers!]]>  KISA - Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism, (ΚΙΣΑ - Κίνηση για Ισότητα, Στήριξη, Αντιρατσισμό) runs summer workshops and camps for children in Nicosia every summer. The workshops cover arts, drama, theatre, education, culture, sports, and creativity. If you would like to volunteer to help with the summer camps, please contact KISA on or call +357-22-878181 Edit: Mike Abbott]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:07:26 GMT <![CDATA[Youth Power Graffiti for Peace]]>  Unknown]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:07:24 GMT <![CDATA[Small Grants Programme Launch]]>  The aim of the the Small Grants Scheme sponsored by the ENGAGE project is to provide financial and other types of assistance to civil society organsiations, platforms, networks and civil society initiatives for activities and projects which contribute to peace and reconciliation in Cyprus. Camera & edit: Mike Abbott]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:06:53 GMT <![CDATA[Engaging in Peace]]>  On the 15th October 2009, over 50 civil society organisations from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, gathered in the United Nations Protected Area to express their support for the ongoing peace negotiations. Mr. Christofias, the Greek Cypriot leader, and Mr. Talat, the Turkish Cypriot leader, planted two olive trees, and listened to a message read out by the organisations. The statement spoke of joint intercommunity efforts and trust building measures that are being initiated by both communities to discuss and exchange ideas in a manner which can contribute to the debate at the grassroots level. It also urged the leaders to keep the public well informed of any progress and to address emerging difficulties in a constructive way that would not adversely affect the outcome of the talks. Civil society seeks to embrace a catalytic role, the statement concluded. To contribute to a new impetus in realizing a bi-communal, bi-zonal, federal Cyprus. Camera & Edit: Alana Kakoyiannis]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:06:52 GMT <![CDATA[he Divide Concert - YouTube]]>  A classical music concert organised by the bicommunal womens organisation Hands Across the Divide (HAD) held at the Pallas Theatre with distinguished, profes...]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:05:57 GMT <![CDATA[ADD/ADHD Support Annual Conference]]>  Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Support Cyprus (ADD-ADHD) held its 2nd annual conference in Nicosia, Cyprus on 20 March 2010. Camera & edit: Natalie Konyalian]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:04:52 GMT <![CDATA[Understanding Federalism]]>  The ENGAGE project, implemented by the NGO Support Centre and the Management Centre of the Mediterranean, organised presentations for informing the public on Federation with the international expert, specialised in federation Mr. Reinold Herber. Camera & edit: Natalie Konyalian]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:04:24 GMT <![CDATA[POST Research Institute Conference]]>  Past Traumas: The Representation of History & Peace Education]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:03:57 GMT <![CDATA[Making Global Connections]]>  Future Worlds Center, Cyprus, along with its international partners, have been working on a two year project promoting development education in schools across Europe. The project culminated in a 'global connections' gathering in Cyprus, bringing together international educators, students and non-governmental organisations. The event which took place on the 8 April 2010, gave participants the opportunity to voice their views on development education through a webcam booth. Here, with the help of the Cyprus Community Media Centre, you have the chance to hear some of those views. Producer(s): Beran Djemal & Sarah Malian Camera: Yetin Arslan Edit: Alana Kakoyiannis]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:03:56 GMT <![CDATA[The Right of Access to Information [ENG]]]>  The Cyprus EU Association (KAB) in partnership with Socio-political Studies Institute (IKME) and Access Info Europe (AIE) recently launched 'The Right of Access to Information Project' to provide the basis for promoting increased and equal access to public information and public participation in Cyprus island-wide. For more information, please visit Motion graphics: Omer Yetkinel]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 03:03:23 GMT <![CDATA[CCMC Raw: NGOs Protest Draft Law]]>  More than 30 civil society organizations led by the Cyprus NGO Network raised their objections to the new draft law for associations which was prepared by the authorities with no consultation with civil society. The draft law includes articles which violate freedom of association in the Turkish Cypriot Community in Cyprus. Camera & edit: Alana Kakoyiannis]]> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:53:23 GMT <![CDATA[The Good Reception]]>  What a night! On the 9 December 2009, the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) had its opening event at its new premises in Nicosias 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! Camera & edit: Omer Yetkinel]]> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:53:22 GMT <![CDATA[Jumpstart for Peace!]]>  23 October 2009 was the kickoff party for the Jumpstart Peace Bus Tour. The event, which took place on both sides of Ledra / Lokmacı street in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, was organised by Youth Centre Union and Future Worlds Center with support from the European Union. Events included 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 Camera & edit: Sarah Malian]]> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:53:21 GMT <![CDATA[Earthdance Nicosia 2009]]>  This year Cyprus joined the largest globally-synchronized 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 organizing 120 young basketball players, 12 music and dance groups, more than 50 performers and 2000 audience members. Their efforts promoted peace by encouraging people to celebrate differences. Camera: Shane McDonald Edit: Alana Kakoyiannis]]> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:53:20 GMT