Reconciliation Now Project (2003)


In September 2003, HasNa unveiled its plans to work with two leading Cypriot peace organizations, the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI) and The Management Center to support reconciliation programs. Three workshops have been held in Cyprus bringing together more than 250 Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot business people to build economic cooperation, especially where it might redress economic disparities between North and South Cyprus.

In addition, a series of Media Literacy workshops was launched. These workshops equipped participants with a better understanding of how biases and prejudices shape people’s perceptions as well as the skills needed to critically analyze print, broadcast, and online media. The program was influential as recognizing the biases that exists in media reporting is an important first step to changing them.