The Newsroom is responsible for the promotion of the work of the Government, the House of Representatives, independent Institutions and state Services, as well as semi-government and other public organizations.
Towards this end, Newsroom editors write, edit and post on the PIO website, official press releases, fact sheets, information material and events.
Besides the continuous news feed, the following are also being posted on the website on a daily basis: photos of government activities, the calendar of activities of the President, the Ministers and other government officials, the daily review of the Turkish Cypriot Press in English, PIO publications and other information of interest to the media and the public. There is also a database containing documents issued by international organizations regarding the Cyprus problem and Cyprus, as well as a list of interstate agreements signed by the Republic.
Newsroom editors also evaluate, publish and disseminate to the media, statements on Cyprus made by foreign governments’ spokespersons, international organizations or political figures abroad.
Moreover, Newsroom editors are entrusted with accrediting media representatives for the purposes of, inter alia, significant events, international meetings, bilateral/trilateral agreements and visits of foreign dignitaries to Cyprus.
Newsroom working hours:
Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 08:30 - 14:00
Sunday: 08:30 - 15:00
Promotion of government work
The PIO acts as a liaison between the public, the media, the Presidency and the Ministries on communication strategy-related matters. In addition, working in close cooperation with the President of the Republic, the Government Spokesman, the Ministers and other government officials, it ensures that the government work, the statements made by government officials and their activities, are being publicized and promoted.
The PIO’s Photographic Section provides photographic coverage for the activities of the President of the Republic (in Cyprus and abroad), the President of the House of Representatives and the Ministers, as well as for significant events taking place in Cyprus. Photo editors are also entrusted with the task of posting photo albums on the PIO website.
The Cinema Section is responsible for the filming and live streaming, on the PIO website, of various important events. It also manages, inter alia, the programming and supervision of the satellite and TV channels for the PIO TV devices, as well as the recording of important programs being broadcast on TV channels.
The E-communication Section is mainly responsible for overseeing and managing the PIO’s website and its accounts on social media. It also handles matters pertaining to e-government. As regards social media, the Section monitors the PIO’s accounts on a daily basis and is entrusted with the planning and carrying out of information campaigns through its social media accounts and the internet in general.
You can follow the PIO at the following social media platforms:
@PioCy : Tweets in Greek.
@CyprusPIO : Tweets in English.
Account: PΙΟ Cyprus
Page: Press and Information Office
Account: PIO Cyprus
Page: Press and Information Office, Republic of Cyprus
Press and Information Office, Republic of Cyprus
The Local Media Section handles the process of implementing the Press Law and the issuing of all necessary documents, according to the Law, for the publication of a local newspaper/magazine and the publication of a newspaper/magazine in the Republic by non EU nationals.