13th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325: Where are the Women?

The 31st October marks the 13th year since the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was adopted. UNSCR 1325 addresses the inordinate impact of war on women, as well as the pivotal role women should and do play in conflict management, conflict resolution, and sustainable peace.

While existing efforts in Cyprus are being made by the bi-communal Gender Advisory Team (GAT) with the support of USAID Cyprus and the United Nations Good Office Mission to bring Cyprus in line with UNSCR 1325, there is still a lot to do. There is a need on the grass roots level for women to have opportunities for empowerment and to learn new skills, to raise the awareness of the general public and the political leadership about gender equality and the peace building process in Cyprus.

CCMC is proud to announce their new project “Where are the Women? Capturing the Gender Dividend in Cyprus for Peace and Beyond” which aims to get more women substantively involved and participating in the Cyprus peace building and reconciliation processes at the grass-roots level. Through media skills trainings for Cypriot women, innovative and unique media related awareness raising techniques, the project engages women from across Cyprus into active dialogue with community leaders to highlight the importance of the role of women in a lasting peace settlement.

“Usually peace negotiations look gender-neutral however especially in Cyprus women are usually excluded” said Umut Bozkurt of GAT and added “therefore women should participate and be more visible in peace building processes”.

The project is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Global Women’s Issues and is set to encourage citizen engagement using innovative tools.

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Training in Participatory Journalism

Would you like to supply the media with news material or stories?

Could a picture or video you’ve taken give another angle to the news?

Do you feel like expressing your views on the news items?

CCMC will be hosting and training journalists from CyBC and citizen journalists in participatory journalism. The trainings are organised within the framework of the research programme “Conflict and Violence in Cypriot TV: new journalistic methods and practices for mediating conflict and violence in the Cypriot public context”, implemented by the Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK). The training will also present the innovative online platform of participatory journalism "".

All you need to do to participate in this exciting training is download the call and application form here (in Greek) and send it by October 16th! There will be three training cycles (in Greek) at the following dates:
• Monday 21 October – Thursday 24 October
• Monday 4 November – Thursday 7 November
• Tuesday 5 November – Friday 8 November


BRNO'13 Media Diversity for Democracy

As an advocate for community media in Europe, CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe) reaffirms its commitment to strengthen community TV environments and organizations throughout Europe.  BRNO ’13 aims to connect practitioners, program producers, regulators, technical manufacturers, academics, civil society organizations, policy makers and all interested stakeholders to reinforce a strong network in support of community TV and community media in Europe and CCMC is representing Cyprus at this major European Community Media event! 





Emerging Voices Workshop - Deadline Extended to 30th August!


Extended Deadline: 30th August! Only a few places left! 

Do you want to represent the voice of your community? Learn how to tell your story and be heard!

Join us for an exciting 2.5 day Media Literacy and Community Engagement workshop from 12-14 September 2013. Two international trainers, Paul Mihailidis, Director of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change, and Moses Shumow, Florida International University, will be leading the workshop.

Organized by the Cyprus Community Media Center and sponsored by the US Embassy's Bi-Communal Support Program, the Emerging Voices Workshop Team is now announcing a call for applicants to participate. Only limited places left. Apply by August 30th.

      Download the Application Form here.

      Download the Program here.



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