As the third follow-up initiative held by HasNa alumni from the Collaborative Solutions program, an eco-journalism workshop took place for Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot undergraduate journalism students in Cyprus this November.
Students learned of the importance of collaboration between the two communities, highlighting a communal duty to protect the environment as well as protect what unites both Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots. The students were divided into three groups, each directed by a professional eco-journalist and went on field excursions to study three areas of great importance to Cyprus, including Paralimni Lake, Achnas, and Lake Orklini.
Following the excursions, students prepared press releases about the program. See the following link to an article written by one of the students about the program. There are language links at the top of the article to select your language choice. The article is available in English, Greek, and Turkish.