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CCMC "Media Mix" event 2010

Lisa Buttenheim, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus addressed the Cyprus Community Media Centre’s (CCMC) ‘Media Mix 2010’ event on 29 September 2010, saying it was “wonderful to see community media utilised as a mechanism for building bridges between the communities and their media outlets”.

Watch a slideshow of images from the night here!

The event, which was well attended by both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot media, as well as civil society representatives from a number of organisations and community groups, took place in the heart of Nicosia’s buffer zone. “A society where the media and civil society can work together is a society where many voices are heard,” said Ms Buttenheim. “I’m hopeful that this event will produce even more synergies”. On display were also the video productions produced over the past year by the CCMC as well as the premiere of its high-energy showreel, showcasing the work of the centre in creating productions and offering training workshops and dedicated support for local non-governmental organisations. “We believe CCMC is in a position to facilitate dialogue on a variety of issues which concern both communities”, said İlke Dağlı, member of the CCMC management committee, who also spoke on the night. “We honour and recognise all efforts and relationships created so far among journalists from both sides of the divide and we want to offer more platforms for these connections. Consider CCMC your access point.” The event was also an opportunity for journalists and civil society organisations to meet connect and explore the potential of community-based media.

 

Guerilla Mediamaking workshop for activists on 22 July 2010

CCMC, in partnership with the EU's Civil Society Support Team, held another innovative guerilla mediamaking workshop on Thursday 22 July for local activists, attended by 18 members of Cypriot civil society. Guerilla mediamaking is a concept involving the production of media on a tight budget, which does not target the mainstream media, but seeks alternative ways of dissemination and reaching an audience.

 

Guerilla Mediamaking workshop on 27 May 2010

CCMC held an innovative guerilla mediamaking workshop on 27 May 2010 at the CCMC premises. Guerilla mediamaking is a concept involving the production of media on a tight budget, which does not target the mainstream media, but seeks alternative ways of dissemination and reaching an audience. The workshop was successful in bringing out different aspects of civil society activism and an opportunity for like-minded people from different parts of the island to become more engaged with each others’ work and the work of CCMC.

   
Ten Tactics Panel Discussion

"Ten Tactics" screening at CCMC

Undoubtedly, 10 Tactics has been screened in many interesting locations around the world, but its premiere in Cyprus on 27 May 2010 was quite unique. The screening took place at the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC), situated right in the heart of the UN buffer zone dividing the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and therefore accessible to all communities of Cyprus. 

 
CCMC Mix Event invitation

CCMC Mix Event 19 March 2010

What happens when you get 40 community activists and civil society members and put them in a room with 20 media makers who are experts in video, photography, web design, motion graphics and audio? Well, it was a match made in heaven at the Cyprus Community Media Centre’s (CCMC) event on 19 March.

CCMC held the evening event as an opportunity for all its members to meet with CCMC’s specialist media consultants in order to plan future productions for their organizations. The format was almost like speed dating – with each consultant assigned to a specific table setting. CCMC members spent some time talking their ideas through until the bell rang and they changed positions, giving everyone the opportunity to talk.

   

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