Future Worlds Center (FWC) congratulates long-time project partners Radio Astra and Radio Mayis for winning the Kutlu Adalı Press Award in recognition of their bicommunal broadcasting efforts on local radio programmes. The Kutlu Adalı Awards were set up in memory of journalist Kutlu Adalı, who was assassinated in front of his home in 1996. They are awarded every year by the Press Labourer’s Union (Basın-Sen) in recognition of media professionals working towards peace in Cyprus.
“This is a really wonderful achievement”, says Dr. Yiannis Laouris, Director of Future Worlds Center, “it is very gratifying to see the rewarding of efforts that were started years ago to utilise media as an instrumental way in providing a vehicle for all Cypriots who share a vision for the future and that of a unified Cyprus”.
Future Worlds Center, Radio Astra, Radio Pyrgos and Radio Mayis have a long history of working together to encourage positive cooperation between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot journalists with an aim to exchange information about the two main communities in Cyprus. “It was the initiative of Future Worlds Center”, continues Laouris, “in partnership with the Management Centre of the Mediterranean, and the radio stations that launched the first and longest running bi-communal radio show called “Talk of the Island” with hosts Kyriakos Pierides and Hasan Kahvecioğlu”.
The initiative was supported by HasNa Inc., a non-profit NGO based in Washington D.C. whose mission has always been to promote cross-cultural understanding and economic empowerment in culturally divided areas of the world and to encourage individuals and communities in such areas to workhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif together toward advancement and peaceful coexistence.
Over more than 5 years, “Talk of the Island” promoted a culture of peace and displayed balanced news reporting about all island communities about local issues and events not typically covered by the current media. The show also provided a forum for open, island-wide dialogue and direct communication about on-going non-political issues.
For more information on the “Talk of the Island”, please visit: http://www.talkoftheisland.org.
Monday, 23 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
INVITATION to an Educational Conference Teaching for a Globalised and Sustainable World Global Education and the Millennium Development Goals at the Journalists’ House, 12, RIK Avenue, 2120 Aglantzia on 31 January 2012, from 15:00 – 18:00.
Session 1 Introduction to the Conference, Contextualizing Global Education and the MDGs
Session 2 Global Education in Initial Teacher Training – Scottish Experiences
Session 3 A Global Dimension in Cypriot Schools – Teachers and Pupils share their experiences and good practices (interactive)
Session 4 Education for Sustainable Development in the context of the new educational curriculum in Cyprus – Discussion in small groups
Session 5 Panel Discussion: How can education meet the global challenges?
Session 6 MDG-Media Awards, Wrap up, Closing of Conference
For more information and to confirm your participation, please contact Nicolina Markidou at +357 22873820 or email@example.com.
*The conference will be held in English language.
TeachMDGs is cofunded by the European Union
INVITATION to an Academic Seminar "Learning to Teach for a Globalised and Sustainable World" Initial Teacher Education in the context of Global Education on 30 January 2012, from 09:00 – 13:00 at the EU House, 30 Byron Ave, Nicosia
You are cordially invited to attend the seminar ‘Learning to teach for a Globalized and Sustainable World-Initial Teacher Education in the context of Global Education’ organized by Future Worlds Center in the framework of the EU-funded project ‘TeachMDGs’. The seminar will bring together academics, teacher educators and other Education stakeholders from Scotland and Cyprus, to explore the concept of Global Education in the context of Initial Teacher Education, and identify entry points for the incorporation of the main issues, skills and values of Global Education in the curriculum of teachers'Education.
Distinguished guests at the conference will be:
- Elizabeth Curtis, University of Aberdeen
- Dr Hamish Ross, University of Edinburgh
- Charlotte Dwyer, Scottish Development Education Centre
For more information and to confirm your participation, please contact Nicolina Markidou at +357 22873820 or firstname.lastname@example.org. *The seminar will be held in English language
TeachMDGs is cofunded by the European Union http://TeachMDGs.net