New TV Show "Time for Change" launched!

CCMC has partnered with its Governing Board member, the Management Centre and Channel Sim and launched the fortnightly TV show 'Time for Change'.

CCMC empowers its members through media training and workshops, dedicated support, equipment loan, video and audio production and providing a community space in Nicosia’s buffer zone for civil society’s various functions. CCMC strives to be diverse, inclusive, collaborative, transparent, and equitable by promoting the benefits of community-based media to as wide an audience as possible, giving its members the opportunity to gain media skills to be in control of their own messages. It also aims to enhance relationships between the mass media and civil society through the creation and broadcasting of productions that contribute to multiculturalism and diversity. Therefore partnering with its members in order to spread the message of CSOs to the general public, CCMC plays an essential role in empowering the Cypriot civil society. For that matter, 'Time for Change,'  the new TV show which is fully dedicated to the Civil Society, is a great step forward for civil society as well as for media to recognize the value of the civil society’s role.

The guests will be the members of civil society and the main focus will be on positive social change in TCC and in Cyprus in general.

"Time for Change" will be on Channel Sim every other Monday from 5:15 pm  to 6:15 pm!

 Next show, May 27th!!


CCMC is hosting CELSA's "Voyage d'étude des masters 2 en journalisme" from 23-31 May

CCMC is hosting a group of students and professors from CELSA, a French communication and journalism school part of the Paris-Sorbonne University, between 23-31 May.

During their trip, the group from CELSA will be able to use CCMC's facilities in full such as  community meeting space, multi-media equipment and multi-media recording studio.

In addition to the meeting space and equipment, CCMC will also offer its resources including connections with various actors within the communities across the entire island to include professional media, local authorities, community groups, NGOs, etc.

We are looking forward to hosting and working with CELSA in Cyprus!


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 on 3 April. Look out for an announcement in the coming days! 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.

Cyprus Community Media Centre

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