28th & 29th November 2023
Cyprus Media Academy Classroom & Sigma Television Studios, Nicosia
Regardless of profession or skillset, being able to communicate effectively is a crucial professional skill to
possess. The ability to express oneself with clarity, engagement and impact is vital.
In the TV studio, participants develop essential skills to:
- present a programme
- interview guests
- present a studio demonstration
Participants will read statements, chair a press conferences, and answer questions from reporters.
- Develop the skills & confidence to communicate effectively with an audience
- Learn how to engage and connect with your audience
- Understand how and when to apply powerful body language, eye contact & vocal techniques
Chrysanthos Tsouroullis is the CEO of DIAS Media, the largest media group in Cyprus. Chrysanthos is a pioneering news journalist and has more than 20 years of experience in front of camera. He is credited with bringing news broadcasts to a new era and making them more interesting, more vibrant, and more dynamic. Chrysanthos holds degrees in both law and journalism. He also holds a degree from Harvard Kennedy School in crisis management & mass media, and leadership in development of economic reforms.
Yiannis Kareklas is a renowned journalist with 45 years of experience. He has presented countless TV programmes,
news bulletins and radio shows and has covered presidential tours, important international news events, and all key phases of the Cyprus issue. Currently, he presents his own weekly political programme on Sigma TV and also cross-channel debate programmes. Yiannis holds a law degree and a master’s degree in public international law and is also the acclaimed author of three books which analyze the Cyprus problem.
Christos Michalaros is a well-known journalist in Cyprus. He presents both radio and television programmes,
including Mesimeri kai Kati, the daily news magazine programme on Sigma Television.
Munro Forbes is director of CMA and special advisor to DIAS Group. He is also a highly experienced media
production consultant and training executive for worldwide clients. He launches TV channels and offers training, mentoring and coaching for presenters and production staff. Previously, Munro was a TV director and producer at the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, and CNN.
For 25 years at ITN/Independent Television News as senior programme director, he directed news, special events,
election coverage, sport and quiz programmes, and chat shows, and was also a member of the Company’s crisis
management team. He received special commendations from the Independent Broadcasting Authority for
documentaries and outside broadcasts and was awarded the UK Royal Television Society’s team award for ITV’s
News at Ten. Munro has also been involved in numerous Eurovision events throughout Europe and was appointed by the European Broadcasting Union as executive producer of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest live event in Cyprus.
Our special fee of €500 includes:
- Individual one-to-one instruction
- All exercises recorded and reviewed
- Course materials
- Course feedback notes
PLEASE ARRANGE BANK TRANSFER: Course Fee: €500 Bank: BANK OF CYPRUS Account Name: SIGMA RADIO T.V. PUBLIC LTD Account Number: 357028792633 IBAN CY33002001950000357028792633 Swift Code: BCYPCY2N Currency: EURO
Cyprus Media Academy is a division of market leader DIAS Group, the largest group of its kind in Cyprus, which
owns Sigma Television, top-ranked radio station, Radio Proto, Sigmalive the main news portal in Cyprus,
together with other leading lifestyle portals and publications. CMA uses its own audio-visual classrooms and
the radio and TV studios housed at DIAS Group headquarters in Nicosia. Our facilities have been certified as a
Vocational Training Structure by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus. We offer a wide range of media-related courses for major businesses, organisations, government departments, students & individuals. In addition, we offer specialised film & television production courses for both beginner & advanced level. In association with universities, we offer e-learning courses, student attachments and internships. CMA employs highly professional international tutors to run our training courses in English, Greek or Arabic, and course participants come from all over the world, including Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Kingdom & Cyprus
Our courses are short-term, intensive, and highly practical and are unique as we make full use of
television and radio production studios in the broadcast headquarters of DIAS Group.
For corporate clients, organisations, government departments and individuals, we offer a wide range of
bespoke training courses, including public speaking, crisis communication, and emergency media response.