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Date of Birth          :        15th March 1956

 

Nationality             :        Cypriot

 

 

Education and Qualifications

 

Ø  Middlesex University - BA Journalism and Public Relations.

 

Ø  High School Leaving Certificate (Apolytirion).

 

Ø  University of London

General Certificate of Education

Ordinary Level, English Language.

 

Ø  Europa Mass Communication Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

Diploma in Mass Communication.  Courses attended:

Introduction to Mass Media; Historical; Aesthetic and Technical Aspects; Advertising and the Behaviour of the Consumer; Social Action through Mass Media; Press News - Gathering and Editing; Press Ethics; Feature Writing; Photography; Political Science; Public Relations; Economics, World Economic Geography; Modern European History; Simulations on Journalistic Topics; Graphic Arts.

 

Ø  Europa Mass Communication Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus

Diploma in Public Relations.

 

Ø  The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

High Stage Certificate in Public Relations.

 

Ø  Yugoslav Institute of Journalism in Belgrade

Certificate on Specialisation in Journalism (agency, press, radio, tv).

 

 

 

Work Experience

 

1976 - 1984                   :        English language daily "Cyprus Mail".

 

1984 - 1990                   :        Full time reporter in the English section of the                                   
                                               Cyprus News Agency.

 

1985 - 1995                   :        Correspondent of various media (e.g. Cyprus                                     
                                               Broadcasting Corporation (radio), London Greek                                
                                               Radio, Dutch Radio NOS, International Press                                                
                                               Service (news agency based in Rome).

 

1990 - 1996                   :        Editor, Cyprus News Agency.

 

1996 - 2003                   :        Chief Editor, Cyprus News Agency.

 

2004 - 2017                   :        Editor-in-Chief, Cyprus News Agency

 

2005 – 2017                  :        Acting Director, Cyprus News Agency

 

2017 – Today                :        Director – Cyprus News Agency

 

Skills and Interests

 

1984 - 1990                   :        Covered many regional and international                                           
                                               conferences and other events abroad for the Cyprus News Agency
                                                (e.g. United Nations,European Union, Council of Europe, BritishCommonwealth).

 

1991 - 1996                   :        President of the Union of Employees at the Cyprus News Agency.

 

1994 - Today                 :        Represented CNA in various meetings abroad,  including:

 

v  General Assemblies, Follow-Up Committee Meetings and Workshops of the Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN).

  v  Acted as President of AMAN (1998-1999), Vice President and  Secretary General since 2000.

v  General Assemblies and Workshops of the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA). Member of the Board from 2012-2015

v  General Assemblies of the Balkan and SouthEast Europe Association of news agencies  (ABNA-SEE) 

v  General Assemblies of the Black Sea Association of News Agencies (PSANNA)  

v  General Assemblies of the Asian/Oceania Alliance of News Agencies, representing AMAN.

v  World meetings of the News Agencies World Congress (NAWC)

v  Prepared and edited a book in English about the Cyprus News Agency (1997).

 

 

Social Activities

 

1979 - 1989                   :        Soccer Referee, First Division, Cyprus League.

 

TODAY                        :

v  Volunteer President of the Cyprus Charity for cancer-afflicted children “One Dream One Wish”.

v  Volunteer General Secretary of the Karaiskakion Foundation, the Cyprus Registry of Volunteer Bone Marrow Donors.

v  Volunteer Vice President of the Friends Society of the Karaiskakion Foundation.

v  Volunteer Board Member of the Cyprus Anticancer Society.