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EIMP on CyprusNews.eu

Within the framework of the European Initiative for Media Pluralism (EIMP), CCMC and CyprusNews.eu are launching a column dedicated to the issues of media pluralism and media freedom. The column, entitled "Δείγματα Γραφής... Πολυφωνίας και Δημοκρατίας" and published in Greek, will act as a hub for writers wishing to express their views on the crucial issues currently facing the media, and will act as a forum for dialogue on ways to improve its democratic functioning.
 
If you would like to contribute your views and opinions contact us at  info@cypruscommunitymedia.org, with CCMC also accepting contributions in Turkish and English. Join the debate on Twitter using the hashtag #EIMP_CY.
 

INFOCORE project has launched

 The European Union has launched funding for international research and investigation on the role of media and PR in war and peace building. The European Union has launched € 2,5 Mio funding for a three year collaborative research project which investigates the role media play in war and other violent and hostile conflicts. The Middle East, the West Balkans and the African Great Lakes area the primary focus regions for detailed and complex case studies. Under the Seventh European Framework Program of the European Commission, a team of eleven internationally renowned European and Israeli scientists from nine research institutions in seven countries began work on the project “INFOCORE – (IN)Forming Conflict Prevention, Response and Resolution: The Role of Media in Violent Conflict” in January 2014. To assess the roles of media for shaping lay publics’ and political actors’ conflict perceptions and responses to ongoing conflicts, the international consortium analyzes the dynamics of conflict news content over time and identifies recurrent patterns of information diffusion. CCMC is looking forward to participating in this project as an Associate Stakeholder.

“In doing so,” says project coordinator Prof. Dr. Romy Fröhlich from the LMU Munich, “INFOCORE specifically assesses the different roles and functions that individual agendas and resources, professional norms, media organizations and systems, political systems, and characteristics of the particular conflict situations play in the cycle of conflict and peace building. Specifically, we focus on interactions between professional journalists (various media), political actors (including military), experts/NGOs (intelligence, peacekeeping, conflict prevention/resolution, media assistance), and lay publics (individuals, groups, economic actors). And since INFOCORE aims to contributing to the EC’s efforts to enable and strengthen the participation of women in peace and security matters, a gender-sensitive perspective is implemented throughout the project.” All findings and selected data will be publicly available (in due consideration of the effective data protection regulations).

   
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Focus Groups on perceptions of the Cypriot Media

 
This week CCMC is running the final Focus Groups as part of the Migration in the Media (MIDIA) project, led by the Cyprus University of Technology and funded by the Solidarity Funds mechanism of the Republic of Cyprus. The aim of the project is to study the approaches of the Mass Media in Europe to issues related to Third Country Nationals (TCNs) and immigration, with CCMC focusing specifically on the perceptions and needs of TCNs with regards to their coverage in the Media.
 
 
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Advanced Photography Workshops

CCMC is delighted to announce its partnership with photographer Iakovos Hatzistavrou in organising a series of "Advanced Photography Workshops". Starting on 19 May and running until 30 September, the workshops will be hosted by CCMC at its Community Space. The cost of participation is 65 Euro per month and are aimed at professional and amateur photographers who share an expression and love for photography. To register your interest in the workshops please send an email to  info@hatzistavrou.com or call +357-22-662269. And follow all updates on the Facebook page!

   

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