WANTED: Cyprus Peace Process Photos

Within the framework of the "Where are the Women?: Capturing the Gender Dividend in Cyprus for Peace and Beyond" project, the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) is organising a photography exhibition this coming September that seeks to raise awareness on the representation – or the lack of – women in the Cyprus peace process.

CCMC is looking to source photographs of different aspects of the peace and reconciliation processes as seen through the eyes of Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot and international journalists and photojournalists. In particular, CCMC invites submissions that capture:

-       Official Cyprus Problem Talks & Negotiation Teams

-       Technical Committees & Working Groups

-       Peacebuilding & Civil Society activities

-       Missing Persons/Families 

With the permission of the photographers themselves, CCMC will modify the photos with graphics posing poignant questions and sending out positive messages for a more participatory reconciliation process with the active involvement of women. The "Where are the Women?" project, funded by the US State Department, aims to get more women substantively involved and participating in the Cyprus peace building and reconciliation processes at the grass-roots level.

For more information, and to send in your photos, please contact Hazal Yolga or Giorgos Andriotis on +357-22-662269 or email or



CCMC Internship: Social Media Content Developer

The Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) is looking to recruit two enthusiastic interns to support its Communications and Advocacy Coordinator in promoting the work of the organisation and its members.

Main responsibilities (supervised by CCMC’s Communications and Advocacy Coordinator)

  •  Support the execution of the organisation’s social media strategy
  •  Assistance in building CCMC’s presence online, focusing in particular on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and developing a CCMC Instagram account
  •  Maintenance of, and creation of posts for, CCMC’s social media accounts, including:
    CCMC Facebook   
        CCMC Twitter
    CCMC Blog
    MYCYradio Facebook
    MYCYradio Twitter
  •  Promotion of CCMC products and services across all its social media channels
  •  Engagement with users on social media channels e.g. responding to questions & providing information 
  •  Assistance in reporting and analysis of social media data by utilising social media management tools such as Facebook Insights and TweetDeck
  •  Monitoring developments in the use of social media by non-profit organisations, and recording examples of best practice
  •  Identification of opportunities and networking prospects with potential partners and organisations

Required qualifications and competences

  •  Completion or advanced academic study in the fields of media and communications 
  •  Fluency in English and a working knowledge of Greek and/or Turkish
  •  Computer literate with demonstrable experience and knowledge of social media and use of smartphone/tablet for photography
  •  Passionate about engaging with people and communicating across cultures and communities
  •  Dynamic personality with a willingness to take initiative and get involved in CCMC’s activities
  •  Excellent organisational and time management skills
  •  Capable of working individually and as part of a team

Duration and Location

The two Internships are for a period of three months (8 September - 5 December 2014), inclusive of an orientation week, with successful applicants working 20 hours per week. The Social Media Content Developers will be based at CCMC’s offices located in the Ledra Palace Buffer Zone in Nicosia.
Deadline for Applications
Monday 25 August 2014

How to Apply
Send your CV and a short Covering Letter to: Interviews will take place the week beginning 1 September 2014.



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Media Skills Trainings for Women

The Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC), a not-for-profit organisation that supports local organisations and community groups in communicating their message to the public, is holding a series of 2-day media skills trainings οn social media and mobile video production. The trainings are organised within the framework of the "Where are the Women?: Capturing the Gender Dividend in Cyprus for Peace and beyond" project, supported by the US Department of State. The project aims to get more women substantively involved and participating in the Cyprus peace building and reconciliation processes at the grass-roots level.


The trainings are organised in collaboration with the Management Centre of the Mediterranean and the Centre for Social and Economic Change, and will build synergies with existing initiatives – Women Advocates for Peace and Human Rights (WAP-HR) and Knit Art – with the aim of strengthening the work being done in the field of women’s empowerment in Cyprus. The trainings are open to women (over the age of 18) FREE of charge and are due to take place  in both Greek and Turkish at the following locations: Lysi/Akdoğan, Derynia, Agios Sergios/Yeniboğaziçi, Dali, Louroujina/Akıncılar, and Pentakomo.


An additional output of the media skills trainings will be the production of video diaries that will feature women speaking about their perspectives on their roles in society, perceptions of themselves, and document their efforts to instil positive gender equity values in their children and the wider community. The diaries will be an excellent opportunity to spread their messages and ideas that have been developed as a result of previous trainings.

Certificates of Participation will be given to all the participants.

For more information please contact Hazal Yolga or Giorgos Andriotis on +357-22-662269 or email or


CCMC supports project mapping media freedom violations in Europe

Within the framework of its activities supporting media freedom and media pluralism, the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) is supporting a project that is mapping violations of media freedom across the 28 EU countries and candidate countries.


The project, led by Index on Censorship based in London, United Kingdom, and the Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso in Rovereto, Italy is centred around, a website that will collect and map crowd-sourced information from media professionals and citizen journalists across Europe about violations of media freedom.


“Index on Censorship believes that free expression is the foundation of a free society and this website will enable journalists to report incidences of violations as soon as they happen”, explained Melody Patry, Index on Censorship senior advocacy officer. “By mapping these reports online, the entire system will act as an advocacy, research and response tool, highlighting that violations on media freedom still occur in Europe”, added Patry.


CCMC will be involved in the project through the dissemination of information to media professionals and citizen journalists about the platform and how it can be used, with the ultimate aim of raising awareness about media freedom and how this remains an important issue in Cyprus.



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