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CYPRESS Media Centre

The Cyprus Presidency has set up a modern, fully equipped Media Centre with a view to satisfying the needs of all types of media covering its activities. Situated in Lefkosia (Nicosia), it is adjacent to the Filoxenia Conference Centre, where most of the meetings of the Cyprus Presidency will take place. (The Centre takes its name from the greek word “Filoxenia”, which stands for welcoming and taking care of strangers in one's home). Our aim is to provide you with a professional and at the same time pleasant environment in which you can carry out your work.

The Cypress Media Centre includes an Information Desk, a Presidency briefing room, smaller briefing rooms, a work area for the media, locker rooms, radio / television booths, as well as a lounge, restaurant and cafeteria.

The standard equipment in the work area for the Media includes 300 fully equipped work stations (with possibility of expanding to 500), 30 PCs, fast internet access, RNIS/ISDN connection, telephone appliances, fax machines, printers and photocopiers. Each work station is equipped with 230V power sockets (13 amp, square pin) and RJ45 data cable. For every two work stations there is one telephone line supporting both domestic and international calls. Access to the Internet through wireless network (wi-fi) is provided both inside and in the outdoor areas of the Media Centre.

A technical support team is at your disposal at all times.

Snacks, refreshments and hot beverages are offered free of charge during the Media Centre's operating hours. Lunch or dinner is offered depending on the duration of official meetings.

Please be advised that the Media Centre will remain open for about three hours after the end of each meeting.

All areas of the Media Centre are fully accessible to people with mobility impairments.

Small-size temporary Press Centres will operate during a small number of meetings not held at the Filoxenia Conference Centre (as indicated in the meetings calendar). These temporary Press Centres will operate during those meetings only. Accredited journalists will be provided with further information prior to the meetings.

Sms press alerts
You can receive notifications about meetings and other events by subscribing to the SMS alert service via the accreditation system.

Pools & Interviews
The Media Centre staff will organise media pools and will handle requests for interviews with officials. Full information about Pool registration will be found at the Information Desk in the Media Centre.

Tourist Information
For those amongst you who will have the time to explore the island, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) is ready to offer ideas and suggestions with its own information desk at the Media Centre.

Medical assistance
Medical and paramedical assistance is available at the Media Centre during operating hours.

ATM
An automatic teller machine (ATM), accepting all major credit cards, is available in the Media Centre.

Parking facilities
The Filoxenia Conference Centre has 100 parking spaces for personnel and media representatives working in the Centre.

Filoxenia Conference Centre
Thrakis street
1311, Aglantzia, Lefkosia
Tel: +35722395000

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