Monthly Archives: March 2016

Speechless European Dream

We’re ridiculously stuck in between the refugee crisis and Turkey’s accession chapters to enter the European Union.

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Speechless European Dream

We’re ridiculously stuck in between the refugee crisis and Turkey’s accession chapters to enter the European Union.

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Let it go

So instead of getting its hands dirty, the EU has decided to deal with the refugee crisis by sending out a message. A message to Syrians running away from their war-torn country.

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Let it go

So instead of getting its hands dirty, the EU has decided to deal with the refugee crisis by sending out a message. A message to Syrians running away from their war-torn country.

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We need ears to listen

Somewhere amongst the overwhelming amount of refugees who have entered Europe, are a number of them who are accompanied by an ‘imaginary friend’, created during a workshop with local fine artist, Meletios Meletiou.

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We need ears to listen

Somewhere amongst the overwhelming amount of refugees who have entered Europe, are a number of them who are accompanied by an ‘imaginary friend’, created during a workshop with local fine artist, Meletios Meletiou.

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Cypriot win in Berlin

The talents of Cypriot director and writer Myrsini Aristidou were celebrated last week, when she was awarded the Special Prize of the Generation Kplus for the best short film at the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival.

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Cypriot win in Berlin

The talents of Cypriot director and writer Myrsini Aristidou were celebrated last week, when she was awarded the Special Prize of the Generation Kplus for the best short film at the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival.

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Outwitted

The words of a Syrian refugee in the Greek press had me rummaging for words to respond. Promptly. Before it’s too late.

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Outwitted

The words of a Syrian refugee in the Greek press had me rummaging for words to respond. Promptly. Before it’s too late.

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Savour the Akamas

At some point in my childhood, my uncle ironically put forward that Cyprus, our little Mediterranean island was to potentially sink under the burdening weight of concrete.

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Savour the Akamas

At some point in my childhood, my uncle ironically put forward that Cyprus, our little Mediterranean island was to potentially sink under the burdening weight of concrete.

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Weiwei to go

“Perhaps this is an aesthetically better way to approach the matter, and one that creates more substantial dialogue that potentially provoke actions rather than merely bombarding us with the most atrocious images that awe you one minute and disappear from your screen the next.”

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Weiwei to go

“Perhaps this is an aesthetically better way to approach the matter, and one that creates more substantial dialogue that potentially provoke actions rather than merely bombarding us with the most atrocious images that awe you one minute and disappear from your screen the next.”

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Music to my ears

One of the characteristics of living in the capital is its proximity to the Green Line.

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Music to my ears

One of the characteristics of living in the capital is its proximity to the Green Line.

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‘Carmine Lullabies’

In conversation with one of the island’s most promising young poets, Marilena Zackheos reveals the inspiration behind her poetry book to be launched in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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‘Carmine Lullabies’

In conversation with one of the island’s most promising young poets, Marilena Zackheos reveals the inspiration behind her poetry book to be launched in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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Meet Naim

Naim stood proud on the banks of the Mytilini Marina.

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Meet Naim

Naim stood proud on the banks of the Mytilini Marina.

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Talking the Cyprus Problem

The launch of a bilingual dictionary of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot dialect a couple of weeks back argued the common denominators of both communities and prosperously indicated the wish of many of us, for a united island.

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Talking the Cyprus Problem

The launch of a bilingual dictionary of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot dialect a couple of weeks back argued the common denominators of both communities and prosperously indicated the wish of many of us, for a united island.

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‘Sharqi’: turning eyes eastward

For years, Nicos Philipou has been preoccupied with the Cypriot landscape. Along with social and private spaces as he would depict.

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‘Sharqi’: turning eyes eastward

For years, Nicos Philipou has been preoccupied with the Cypriot landscape. Along with social and private spaces as he would depict.

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Better Days for Moria

Much like thousands of volunteers before her, 30-year-old Limassolian Elena Moustaka set off for Lesvos at the beginning of November; a decision instigated by her bewilderment with media coverage of the influx of refugees on the island.

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Better Days for Moria

Much like thousands of volunteers before her, 30-year-old Limassolian Elena Moustaka set off for Lesvos at the beginning of November; a decision instigated by her bewilderment with media coverage of the influx of refugees on the island.

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“Love me or kill me”

The Moria Refugee camp off the shores of Lesvos is an unfamiliar place, although to many of us, it may have become more familiar since the increased influx of refugees began to make their way to the shores of Greece at the beginning of the summer.

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“Love me or kill me”

The Moria Refugee camp off the shores of Lesvos is an unfamiliar place, although to many of us, it may have become more familiar since the increased influx of refugees began to make their way to the shores of Greece at the beginning of the summer.

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‘Is Germany full?’

“Is Germany full?” an Afghan refugee asked me as he waited for registration on the hills of the Moria Refugee camp in Lesvos.

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‘Is Germany full?’

“Is Germany full?” an Afghan refugee asked me as he waited for registration on the hills of the Moria Refugee camp in Lesvos.

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A story of friendship

The Cyprus premier of Gabriele Del Grande’s documentary, ‘On the Bride’s side’ tomorrow evening, highlights the island’s proximity to the ever-increasing refugee problem, and in the director’s words calls on all of us to “show solidarity with people coming from the other shore of the sea overturned by war”.

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A story of friendship

The Cyprus premier of Gabriele Del Grande’s documentary, ‘On the Bride’s side’ tomorrow evening, highlights the island’s proximity to the ever-increasing refugee problem, and in the director’s words calls on all of us to “show solidarity with people coming from the other shore of the sea overturned by war”.

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A Taste of Famagusta

Working towards promoting development while improving the climate of reconciliation in the wider Famagusta region, the Renewal Project has singled out the culinary aspect of the region in recognition of the prominent role food takes in shaping our social interactions.

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A Taste of Famagusta

Working towards promoting development while improving the climate of reconciliation in the wider Famagusta region, the Renewal Project has singled out the culinary aspect of the region in recognition of the prominent role food takes in shaping our social interactions.

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