Peace Journalism in Cyprus: Peacebuilding through media
Vasvi Ciftçioğlu, has been working as a journalist, editor and director in various media organizations on both sides of the island for close to 20 years. His work at the state broadcaster, Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (PIK), started in 2004 as was one of the key directors for Cyprus’ only bi-communal /bilingual television programs, Biz/Emeis. The program which was described as a “bridge of peace” continued for 14 years. After the cancellation of the program, Vasvi continued his film work at the broadcaster, specializing in the creation of bi-communal / bilingual documentaries.
Parallel to his television work, Ciftçioğlu, is continuing his studies at the Faculty of Communication, Eastern Mediterranean University. He is in the process of completing his PhD in “Peace Journalism” while at the same time working to implement peace journalism in all his fields of work and study.
Besides creating numerous documentaries about Cyprus’ recent history Ciftcioglu co-directed two fictional short films, with his wife Dogus Ozokutan. The films “Random Attempts” (2015) and “Kismet” (2018) are both award winning films which have received much acclaim in the international film arena.
This website has been produced with the assistance of the European Union under the Raise Your Voice Advocate for Your Rights Small Grants implemented by Naci Talat Vakfı and IKME.
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