The Union of Cyprus Journalists and the Turkish Cypriot Association of Journalists have announced a cross-community competition for journalistic photography.
Titled “The Cyprus I Don’t Know,” this initiative aims to shed light on the everyday lives of ordinary people in both the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. The selected works from this competition will be showcased in a photography exhibition set to take place in the buffer zone.
The unique aspect of this competition lies in its approach, with Greek Cypriot journalists capturing the daily life of Turkish Cypriots, and vice versa.
All journalists, regardless of their background, are invited to participate, provided they express an interest in documenting the daily life on the other side.
To ensure a fair evaluation process, the Boards of Directors of the two journalistic bodies will establish a special inter-communal committee.
Journalists are encouraged to submit their works to their respective organizations by the deadline of March 31, 2024.
The exhibition, showcasing the selected works, is scheduled for early May 2024, aligning with the celebration of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.