Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 12: Innovative architectural heritage expert, academic, researcher and women’s needs advocate. Meet Heather Mitcheltree (21/6/2024)

In the 12th episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Heather Mitcheltree. Heather is based in Melbourne and Cambridge, and has helped conduct some very innovative architectural heritage scanning projects in the buffer zone of Cyprus. Currently she working on a PHD looking at the architectural needs of women’s refuge shelters, helping to compare and identify the key needs for women and children that most of us would never have thought of!

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Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 11: Tech guru & advocate for women ‘breaking the 20%’, meet Elena Strouthos (12/5/2024)

In the 11th episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Elena Strouthos. Elena is the co-owner of the very successful Cocoon Creations, an innovative Cyprus-based tech company. Elena also hosts the Breaking the 20% podcast where she tackles the low number of women in the tech industry in the ‘western world’.

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Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 10: Civil society champion, ACCEPT President and businessperson, meet Nicholas Tryfon (1/5/2024)

In the 10th episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Nicholas Tryfon. Nicholas is a well known small business owner and civil society champion. He is a human rights campaigner, the President of ACCEPT-LGBTI Cyprus, co-owner of innovative Misfit Union food and beverage company (and catering) and through his brand Tryfonic, co-runs the successful Nostalgia parties.

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Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 9: The island’s cultural, historical and religious sites delivered to your screen, meet Oya Kutsal (14/4/2024)

In the 9th episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Oya Kutsal. Oya decided during the pandemic to shift focus in life and work for more charitable goals, from feeding foreign students during the lockdowns, to her wonderful work promoting the fragile and disappear shared common heritage across Cyprus. Her videos at historic, religious and cultural sites across the island raise awareness to the rich tapestry of our home.

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Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 8: Road safety scientist and expert, helping to save lives, meet Iasonas Senekkis (25/3/2024)

In the 8th episode of Terra Nullius Cyprus, meet Iasonas Senekkis. Iasonas is a scientist focusing on road safety and is currently working with the European University Cyprus’ CERIDES. He has worked as the road safety adviser to the Cyprus Minister of Justice and Public Order and has extensive experience collaborating and sharing best practice with experts from Melbourne’s Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), Australia’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC), the World Health Organisation and with the Municipality of Nîmes in southern France.

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Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 7: Human rights & gender equality activist, first female leader of a major Turkish Cypriot party, meet Mine Atlı (28/2/2024)

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…

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Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 6: What does Pirates of the Caribbean & Cyprus peace building have in common? A pirate from the diaspora – meet Demetris (Jimmy) Roussounis (14/1/2024)

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.

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Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 5: Young, cool, innovative, witty – he’s an artist & a father: Meet Dimitrios Ikonomou (20/12/2023)

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).

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Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 4: Power woman Shemaine Bushnell Kyriakides – Chief Editor of Kathimerini English CY (Knews), former Hon. Con. of the Phillipines (1/12/2023)

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.

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Terra Nullius Cyprus – Episode 3: I’m not ‘green’ with envy, she’s earned her stars, meet Efi Xanthou (6/11/2023)

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.

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