Pledging to provide a platform for the voiceless, the Join2Media community media platform has recently launched.
“We’re here to fill a gap. The mainstream journalist can just take the story [due to] creative commons license,” said Orestis Tringides, one of Join2Media’s key media experts, during the launch.
He explained that the platform – available in English, Greek and Turkish – aims to assist people in getting their ideas, opinions and stories about everyday life out into the community.
The launch of Join2Media took place as part of the Open Door Festival, aimed at encouraging members of the public to discover the world of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). During the Festival – running from September 23 to October 24 with the support of Civic Space and the Festival Organisation Committee – around 34 associations, foundations, platforms, initiatives and activists will carry out around 80 events with a view to creating awareness of the work of CSOs.
Key aspects of the Join2Media’s mission include providing the necessary means and opportunities for media, civil society, and active citizens; connecting media professionals and amateurs in addition to enhancing collaboration among media professionals and civil society to form sustainable partnerships and enabling the wider public to reach individuals, established organisations and unincorporated groups across the whole island.
Apart from the articles and videos available on the site, another important aspect, as highlighted by the team’s second key media expert, Didem Eroglu, is the Events section.
“You will be able to find all the events taking place in the north and south here. This is a very important feature as people will be able to see what’s really going on around them,” said Eroglu.
“If there’s a cool concert I want to know about it but there’s no mass media way for me to find out,” Tringides added.
Join2Media is an initiative of ‘Raise Your Voice – Advocate for your Rights’ – a project supported by the EU – in partnership with the Naci Talat Foundation, IKME and the community.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/join2media/?fref=ts
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