CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
Κυπριακό Πρακτορείο Ειδήσεων
The Cyprus News Agency was officially established on February 16, 1976 at the initiative of the then Director General of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) Andreas Christofides, who saw the need for a national news agency for Cyprus.
In 1989, the Cyprus House of Representatives approved legislation providing for the operation of the Cyprus News Agency as a “semi-governmental” news organization with full editorial independence.
According to the law, CNA is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors comprising professional media representatives. The Board includes representatives of the Union of Cyprus Journalists, the Cyprus Newspaper and Magazine Publishers Association, Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) and the Press and Information Office.
CNA, as part of its mission, files news in Greek and English* through subscription, and in Turkish and Arabic on free access. It provides a photo service (covering daily events and library photos) which is continuously enhanced with the addition of photographs from local, Greek and international news.
CNA, as part of its effort to upgrade its services, launched four new web pages in Greek, English, Turkish and Arabic providing its subscribers with a modern and flexible working environment.
CNA set up its own video service and inaugurated its own TV studio.
In 2022 in the framework of the Agency’s technological modernization, CNA upgraded its new system and introduced its new home page, more flexible and responsive to all electronic devices.
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MA in Journalism (Lomonosov University, Moscow)
1993 – 1994: “TO VIMA” Newspaper (Judicial Reporting)
1994 – 1997: Radio Station Astra 92.8 (Political Reporting, Parliamentary Reporting, Cultural Reporting, Information Zone Manager)
1997 – 2004: “Haravgi” Newspaper (Political Reporting, Parliamentary Reporting, Articles)
2004 – 2007: Sigma TV Station – “Simerini” Newspaper (Political Reporting, Editor-in-Chief of a TV bulletin 2005-2007, Articles)
Cyprus News Agency:
2007 – 2019: Assistant Editor-in-Chief
2019 – today: Cyprus Editor-in-Chief
2021 – today: Acting Director/Editor-in-Chief
Giorgos Christodoulides has written eight collections of poetry and was twice awarded the state poetry prize. Books and part of his work have been translated into most European languages. He has seen his work published in single volumes in Bulgarian, French, German, Serbian and more recently, in English.
In 2018, he coedited the Anthology of Cypriot Poetry 1960-2018.
In November 2021, Giorgos Christodoulides’ Selected Poems (1996-2021) came out. One hundred poems drawn from eight books of poetry spanning 25 years make up the volume Giorgos Christodoulides’ Selected Poems (1996-2021), was out by Armida Publications. The edition, which marks one of the most expanded collections of Greek verses in English translation (by Despina Pirketti) to date, renders the Cypriot poet’s vivid etchings of people and things within a new soundscape.
His poems move from succinct stories of overlooked laymen to Cypriot snapshots with a hint of the surreal, and from there to a mesmerizing fusion of people and landscapes. Christodoulides has been featured in international anthologies, literary journals and at poetry festivals across the world.