Cyprus Community Media Centre

Media Hackers Focus Group at CCMC


On Tuesday 8 October CCMC will be hosting a Focus Group discussion within the framework Media Hackers project, which aims to develop a comprehensive training programme in digital media. Key stakeholders from across the media landscape have been invited to provide their feedback on the training and how it could benefit media professionals working in Cyprus. Similar focus groups are taking place in partner countries - Romania, Greece and Germany - with the aim of finalising the training programme in early 2014.


VACANCY - Media Training Platform Developer (Internship)

Project: m-Com – Empowering Community Media Programme

Dates of Implementation: 01 December 2013 – 31 March 2014

Number of Days: 2 per week (possibilities to work from home)

Note: This is an unpaid internship vacancy.

Terms of Reference:

Under the direct supervision of the CCMC Programme Development and Training Coordinator, the Media Training Platform Developer will be responsible for pre-developing the m-Com online training platform and incorporating feedback from the pilot testing into a final product.

  • Collect and collate open-source training material under the following broad topics (indicative – to be finalised and not limited to the following):
  • Media Literacy
    • Working with the Media
    • Media Crisis Management
  • Social Media Use and Strategies
    • How to… Facebook/Twitter/Google+
    • Effective blogging
  • Technical Skills and ICT Tools
    • Video Production, Editing and Digital Storytelling
    • Online Platform Development
  • CommunicationsTrainer’s Module
    • Information Dissemination: Newsletter Creation and Writing an Effective Press Release
    • Strategic Communication and Networking
  • Attend and participate in all internal m-Com coordination meetings;
  • Attend the next m-Com Partners’ meeting in Greece (10-11 March 2014) – travel, accommodation and living expenses funded – and for feedback on the pilot testing of the training platform

Applicant Specifications:

Applicants will require excellent working knowledge of Greek or Turkish and English. They should have a strong interest and academic background in the fields of journalism, media and communications, and a propensity for working with, and transferring skills, to others. Through this position, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to increase his/her working experience, knowledge and skills whilst working in a dynamic, professional, multicultural environment, and learn about how community media can support the vision and work of civil society in Cyprus and across Europe.

How to Apply

Please send a Curriculum Vitae to by Tuesday 26 November 2013 (17:00 GMT+2) 



Mahallae meets public in a Meet-Up Event on Jan 23

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As it nears its full launch date, Mahallae, the pioneering online platform for civic engagement, is organizing a series of events that will take place in the Buffer Zone. First in a series of events, Mahallae will be introduced to the public during a meet-up event on January 23, 2014 at the Home for Cooperation and CCMC will be there showcasing their work as well! During the event, guests will have the opportunity to interact with the creative teams, whose efforts are hosted on the platform. The event is designed to not only give the public a chance to learn more about the platform but also to test various interactive tools which combine technology with civic engagement. Speaking about the series of events, members of the Mahallae team Mehmet Erdoğan and Ellada Evangelou expressed their excitement for this project. “We are excited to have the opportunity to present the public with another taste of the Mahallae platform”, said Mehmet, to which Ellada added “The final platform will not only incorporate interactive tools such as games, videos and apps, but also it will be a space for inter-regional civil society collaborations to take place as well.”


Idea-sourcing Workshop takes place on Jan 24

During a workshop later in the week, the creative team behind Mahallae will help participants come up with innovative ideas for the Mahallae Challenges that will be announced in March of this year, by taking them through a process of facilitated brainstorming. With five hands-on activities, the workshop will give participants tools to help think outside the box and find creative solutions that use technology for social change. Participants are also given a chance come up with concrete ideas that they may later use to submit to the Challenge when it is officially announced.

In early 2014, Mahallae will launch its first Challenge, inviting social innovators to come up with innovative ideas to tackle challenges in different areas relating to social cohesion and reconciliation. Winning ideas will receive grants to be developed into projects.

The workshop will take place at Home For Cooperation, between 9:30 and 14:00.

For both events, guests are encouraged to RSVP beforehand to .

The digital neighborhood aims to reach not only the local Cypriot audiences, but people in the Middle East, North Africa and Central/Eastern European regions. 

The efforts for the establishment of the Mahallae platform builds on the longstanding partnership between UNDP-Action for Cooperation and Trust and Cypriot civil society. Built in collaboration with the Mahallae and bringing together a number of civil society actors together, including Peace Players, Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC), Management Centre, the NGO Support Centre, Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), Mediators and Conflict Resolution Trainers, Youth Power, and Language Bridge. More information on mahallae can be found at the Mahallae Facebook Page or Mahallae Twitter account.


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We are changing our membership policy and structure in order to offer you improved services! Therefore we invite the current consortium members and interested CSOs to apply for membership and enjoy member benefits to all CCMC Services!

CCMC Services include rental of the Community Space which is large enough to seat 60 people, rental of multimedia equipments such as cameras, lights, tripods, microphones and more, rental of our state-of-the-art Studio, and training sessions on a wide array of subjects such as photography, video and audio production, campaigning and advocacy, social media, media literacy and others!


The members will enjoy:

50% off on rental of community space

50% off on rental of equipment

50% off on rental of the Studio

Reduced Prices on Trainings

Free production of one 30 second digital aufio recording profile of the member organization

Consistent airing of the audio profile on MYCYradio for free

Free use of the community space of five 2-hour sessions for max. 10 people


Read all about being a Member of CCMC and the Member Benefits here!



Community Media Cyprus Policy Conference Invitation

Esteemed colleagues and friends:
You are cordially invited to the Cyprus Community Media Center (CCMC) for the Community Media Cyprus Policy Conference on Tuesday,13 October, from 9:40 until 14:50.
You may find the Agenda at the end of this article.
CCMC has been working with Civil Society Organizations, Experts and Stakeholders who will be present and participate in the presentation of a feasibility study and a policy paper that aims to promote Community Media in Cyprus. 
You may access both papers via this link , examining the SocialTechnical and Legal dimensions.
The conference aims to discuss the policy with the community and stress the importance of community media and of having a proper policy in place for community media.
The conference will go on from 9:40 to 14:50 on Tuesday the 13th. A light lunch and drinks will be provided.
We look forward to seeing you at the Community Media Policy Conference. 
Directions to reach CCMC: CCMC is situated next to Goethe Institute / Fulbright, right before Ledra Palace hotel, opposite Chateau Status. Contact CCMC / RSVP: +357 22662269 / .
Many thanks and kind regards,
Orestis Tringides
Project Coordinator (CCMC)
The conference is part of the "Your Voice in Europe" project with the support of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus and implemented by CCMC. The opinions expressed do not necessary reflect those of the Representation, nor of the EC.
9:40 - 10:00 - Registration and Coffee
10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome / Opening remarks (on behalf of CCMC Board - speaker TBA).
10:15 - 10:30 - The European Commission Representation in Cyprus and the role of Community Media (Short speech by the Representation - speaker TBA).
10:30 - 10:45 - Your Voice in Europe project: Presentation of Aims, Activities and Results (Mr. Orestis Tringides, YVIE Project Coordinator)
10:45 - 11:15 - Presentation of Community Media Feasibility Study for Cyprus (Legal, Social, Technical) (Venetia (Venia) Papa)
11:15 - 11:25 - Break 10’
11:25 - 11:55 - Presentation of Community Media Policy Paper (Legal, Social, Technical) (Dr. Christophoros Christophorou).
11:55 - 12:25 - Discussion
12:55 - 13:25 - Media Literacy and Community Radio (MYCYradio) Activities Presentation (CCMC Team, and/or OT).
13:25 - 13:50 - Presentation of activities and results of “Demystifying Europe” Radio Show (Rosie Charalambous, journalist)
13:50 - 14:20 - “What’s in for me?” Volunteer MYCYradio Broadcasters talking about their Community Radio experiences (Open for all MYCYradio Volunteer Broadcasters)
14:20 - 14:50 - Discussion
14:50 END

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