Cyprus is filled with big hearts and big emotions - a hot, sleepy island, with hot tempers! On the surface it looks 'normal', but below the surface are many layers, filled with history - both beautiful and painful. An island full of amazing people, with incredible stories, doing amazing things. Join social and political analyst Costa Constanti to meet Cyprus and those who live there. In the 7th episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Mine Atlı, a human rights defender, lawyer and gender equality advocate. She was the first female leader of a major Turkish Cypriot political party, all…
In the fifth episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Demetris (Jimmy) Roussounis. He grew up between the UK and Cyprus and has been living some years now on the island. He was an active member of the Cypriot diaspora and coordinated a bicommunal peace building group in London. He’s passionate about developments in Akamas. He’s an established actor, his latest work includes appearances in British sitcom Stath Lets Flats. One claim to fame is his appearance in the opening scenes of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ as the Greek Cypriot speaking pirate fighting over a stray hat with a Turkish Cypriot speaking pirate.
In the fifth episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Dimitrios Ikonomou. He grew up bouncing around Europe and North America, before finally settling back in Cyprus. Home is where the heart is for Dimitrios, and that heart belongs to his daughter. As a father he navigates the questions of life and continues to be an innovative, creative and active civilian. He’s working on some really cool Green Line / Buffer Zone innovative outreach projects and is quite the ‘tipster’ (tech hipster).
In the fourth episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides. She was born near Phoenix, Arizona, raised in the Phillipines and Los Angeles, California, and now calls Cyprus home with her daughter. She’s an editorial genius over at Kathimerini English Cyprus (Knews) and brings us the latest in news and views from across the island and the world. She’s as open minded as she’s a realist, having seen Cyprus change in the last near two decades she’s lived here. Shemaine has contributed to the improvement of the quality of life of Cypriot residents and looks forward to the path ahead.
In the third episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Efi Xanthou, candidate for the leadership of the Greens Party. She a witty, knowledgeable and dedicated woman with a cause. It’s not just about greening Cyprus, it’s about affordable housing, political transparency, social welfare, law and order. She packs a punch and is a force to be reckoned with, yet she’s full of love and excited about the potential of Cyprus’ future.
In the second episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, it made sense to chat with the first person to ever podcast interview me. Meet Eleni Antoniou, aka Mumma Mu (well, she’s not my mum, but she is one!). Together we chat about her successful podcast, we analyze our views on the Israel-Gaza conflict and stray into gender equality, politics (of course) and some general 'couscous' as usual!
Cyprus is filled with big hearts and big emotions - a hot, sleepy island, with hot tempers! On the surface it looks ‘normal’, but below the surface are many layers, filled with history - both beautiful and painful. An island full of amazing people, with incredible stories, doing amazing things. Join social and political analyst Costa Constanti to meet Cyprus and those who live there. World Premiere of Terra Nullius Cyprus starts with a chat with civil society rock star Magda Zenon about life in South Africa, Greece and Cyprus, gender equality and women’s empowerment, bit of politics and…