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!


"Since its invention more than 100 years ago, radio has sparked the imagination, opened doors for change, and served as a channel for life-saving information. Radio entertains, educates, and informs. It promotes democratic expression and influences ideas. From short-wave to FM to satellite transmission – radio connects people wherever they are. In conflict situations and times of crisis, radio is a lifeline for vulnerable communities. Radio is both valuable and cost-effective. From day one, the United Nations has been using radio to reach the peoples of the world. UN Radio sheds light on all issues on the United Nations agenda – from sustainable development … to the protection of children … to peacekeeping and conflict prevention. We are proud of our rich history of radio production in many languages, and the innovative ways we use radio to inform and serve the world. On this World Radio Day, let us celebrate the power of radio and let us work together to tune the world to the frequency of peace, development and human rights for all."

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Technical expertise in supporting the development of a multimedia studio (design and technical specifications)

The Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) is seeking to commission specialised services to assist with the design and installation of a multimedia studio for the premises located in the UN Buffer Zone/Ledra Palace Grounds Nicosia.

Potential technical experts are hereby invited to submit their Expressions of Interest (EOI) in providing the following types of services:

  • The design of a multimedia studio
  • Development of technical specifications for installation of a multimedia studio and/or refurbishment of existing spaces into studios

Suppliers interested in qualifying should submit their Expression of Interest along with the following documents:

  • Detailed description of previous experience and/or CV
  • Detailed description of relevant past experience in studio design and/or refurbishment/installation
  • Reference list of major clients in the past three years

The Expression of Interest and accompanying documents must be received no later than 29 November 2012, 16:00hrs at the following address: Cyprus Community Media Centre, P.O. Box 24359, Nicosia CY 1703


Please clearly mark postal submissions and electronic submissions indicating: Cyprus Community Media Centre EOI-Studio. Expressions of Interest received after the above deadline will not be considered. CCMC reserves the right to accept or reject any Expression of Interest.



CCMC is delighted to announce it has a section on the newly launched Phileleftheros Elita lifestyle website Bookmark the page and look out for community media announcements and videos from CCMC and its members! (content is in Greek). If you would like to submit an article to us on civil society issues that we can consider please contact us.


Cyprus Community Media Centre

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