'The Media in Crisis' - Paphos event

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invitation_en_frontThe Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC), in collaboration with Stegi Grammaton kai Technon in Paphos, is organising an open discussion on Thursday 20 September on the topic “The Media in Crisis? The role of alternative media as platforms of communication with citizens”. The event, which starts at 7pm and will take place at Stegi Grammaton kai Technon, will focus on the role that alternative, citizen-based media can play as carriers of information within the context of a global economic crisis currently affecting the mainstream media. This timely discussion also comes during the six-month Cyprus Presidency of the European Union, which has already opened up to online activists from across Europe by organising a bloggers forum in Brussels last July. “There is no doubt that alternative media, be they online platforms or not-for-profit variations of the mainstream, are crucial to the modern-day communication needs of citizens around the world”, said Petros Mavros, a Paphos-based social media entrepreneur and moderator of the discussion. “Awareness of the work that organisations like CCMC are doing in Nicosia needs to be spread across Cyprus, and I think there will be a receptive audience in Paphos”, he added. The event is part of the MultiCommMedia project supported by the United Nations Development Programme-Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT) in Cyprus and implemented by the Cyprus Community Media Centre. The discussion will take place in Greek.

 

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