CCMC Participated in 2nd Media Hackers Consortium Meeting

On 14th and 15th May, CCMC participated in the second partners' meeting of the Media Hackers project in Munster, Germany, hosted by Youth 4 Media.

The project aims to develop an innovative training curriculum for media professionals in the use of digital technologies, and, with the project entering its busiest phase, CCMC is leading the development of the training.

Looking forward to sharing the results in the very near future!


CCMC about to launch multimedia studio!

Have you heard the new Buzz in the Buffer Zone? A new multimedia studio for CCMC Members, the Peace it Together network and Cypriot Civil Society is close to completion! And to showcase all the great media content that will be produced in the new studio CCMC is developing a new website called “Buffer Buzz”.

Located in the Buffer Zone at CCMC, The Studio will serve as a place for civil society organisations to produce media content highlighting their reconciliation work and for media actors from different communities in Cyprus to create joint productions.

Check out the ways in which you can use The Studio:

  • Training - Increase your capacity to learn how to create your own media productions through hands-on training specifically tailored to work with high quality multimedia studio equipment
  • Broadcasting - After receiving training at CCMC you can reserve time at the studio to record your own shows
  • Activities - The studio can be utilised for joint communication activities of media actors and GC/TC civil society organisations
  • Collaboration - The studio can become a place where media from both communities can use work together on joint productions and exchange of information.

What’s next?: CCMC will be having a special launch event for The Studio and Buffer Buzz in coming weeks so look out for announcements! At the event you will be able to find out more information about how you can access The Studio, upcoming training dates, and information about the new web platform and how best it can be utilised by your organisation.

The CCMC Community Media Coordinators will be contacting you very soon to see how you can get involved. Stay tuned!


Job Opening at CCMC: Communications and Advocacy Coordinator

GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY AT CCMC: Communications and Advocacy Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced Communications professional, with good working knowledge of media, civil society, development and public relations to work with the CCMC to raise its profile through a range of channels including social media.

You are enthusiastic, proactive, creative, take initiative, have great writing skills and an eye for detail. You have the technical expertise in updating websites,... writing electronic newsletters and managing social networks. You also have a good understanding of Cyprus civil society. Ideally you also have experience in implementing training workshops, and running advocacy campaigns.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a great team and help the CCMC and its members communicate their messages in new and interesting ways. Fluency in English is essential as well as fluency in either Greek or Turkish.

Send your CV and cover letter describing why you are perfect for this position or request more details:

Deadline: 11 March 2013.

Community radio in action!

What better way to celebrate World Radio Day than visiting a grassroots volunteer-based activist radio station in Madrid! Some of the CCMC team were recently in Madrid as part of the m-Com Community Media Empowering program we are involved in Europe-wide. During our visit we also met with Agora Sol, a community radio station run on an entirely voluntary basis by a group of dedicated journalists and activists. The station represents a diversity of voices and opinions in a society, they feel, is in need of increased dialogue. The programmes represent a range of subjects, and many volunteers run different programmes, provided that the content demonstrates respect for human rights, cultural diversity, the environment, freedom of expression and opinion. All decisions at the station are made by consensus, and the radio station is solely funded by in-kind donations and contributions of the personal time of its board, presenters, and technicians. The key philosophy of the people behind Ágora Sol is that they firmly believe in citizens having access to media channels through which their voices can be directly heard. A true inspiration!

Cyprus Community Media Centre

'Empowering a media literate and active society.'