Join the Community Radio / Media Literacy Training Session!

What: Full training will be provided by CCMC on a special full-day Media Literacy / Community Radio Techniques training workshop.  Don’t worry if you feel you’re not technically equipped – anyone can do radio! During the training, we will present and discuss the newest trends in Citizen Journalism, techniques and opportunities offered by the strategic use of new media, as well as brainstorm on how we (i.e. you!) can bring the community closer to media! This training is conducted within the framework of “Your Voice in Europe” project, supported by the European Commission Representation in Cyprus. Detailed agenda to be announced. 

“Your Voice in Europe” project is managed by the Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) and has been produced with the support of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus. The content of the project is the sole responsibility of the CCMC and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission. …

CCMC to take part in European Get Online Week 2020

Not every European is digital just yet. But we’re getting there. Thousands of community telecentres get people online and on jobs across Europe. We celebrate their work in the last week of March of every year, by organizing Get Online Week – to empower a digital Europe.

1. Digital empowerment – seeking to raise awareness and build people’s set of skills required by the available digital jobs   

2. Digital inclusion – making sure no one is left behind, by raising awareness and initiating offliners and various disadvantaged groups in the online world

With 20% Europeans still offline and with 39% of the EU workforce lacking proper digital skills , the campaign partners have much to do, especially looking at the hundreds of thousands of digital jobs available on the labour market. The equation is simple. Get those 20% online and get those 39% aware and ready to take the available digital jobs.

 Cyprus Community Media Centre (CCMC) in partnership with 6 other European NGOs and Non-profit organisations, are collaborating to tackle the issue of youth unemployment with project Generation0101. The project aims to build Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) skills and confidence of young people, and thus increase their chances of finding work. To do this, the organisations will create educational modules and offer free training in several ICT disciplines are currently in demand in the working world: E-journalism, Mobile Application development, Web designing, Community Web Radio, using Online collaboration tools (cloud solution, online document sharing…), Easy Coding (game development), and Video development.…

You really need Community Media, and this is why

It is universally acknowledged, at least within western liberal democracies, that freedom of expression is an essential component of the society. Every kind of opinion is welcomed as far as it does not violate the rights of third parties. As democracy is all about dialogue and debating and involving the whole of the society in decision-making, what people think is the most important part of all. And whether we like it or not, the media shape the way we think.

We live in a world where people constantly comment on the fact that the media in our days have been more influencing than they have ever been before. It is said that their importance is so great, that it actually breaks the trias politica principle and emerges as the 4th power. We get to know what is going on around the world through the media, whereas this could be a magazine, newspaper, radio, television or the newest version of getting informed; the web. If one considers the fact that a happening can be delivered in so many different ways, through so many different points of view, simply because our world is not just black and white, then the role of the media is crucial. What we are actually reading, watching or listening to is in one way or another news through somebody else’s point of view.

So it seems like the media have a lot or even too much power in their hands. Especially when someone considers that the opinion of a whole society is shaped by entities that have never been democratically elected, and there was never a debate on whether they are indeed capable of delivering news, then the whole issue becomes even more complicated.…

We are hiring!

The Cyprus Community Media Centre is hiring a part-time Administrative and Finance Officer to be in charge of the financial and administrative operations of the CCMC as well as the administrative and financial management of the EU funded project ‘Unspoken: Creating Dialogue on LGBTI Rights in the Turkish Cypriot Community’ led by CCMC. …

‘Empowering a media literate and active society.’