The Press and Information Office’s mission is the objective and continuous briefing of citizens in Cyprus and the international community on all issues concerning Cyprus, the Cyprus problem and issues related to Cyprus’ participation in the European Union, taking full advantage of contemporary information technologies.
In Cyprus the aim of the PIO is, through an effective communication strategy, to make the Government’s work, positions and activities understood by the citizens and to provide citizens with comprehensive information on all issues that concern them, are of interest to them and affect their lives. The ultimate goal is to achieve the effective participation of the citizens in the democratic functioning of the state and at the same time, inform them about the opportunities and possibilities they can utilize to their benefit, either as citizens, professionals or organized groups.
Abroad, the aim is the comprehensive promotion of Cyprus and the creation of a positive image for the country and the best possible understanding and acceptance of Cyprus’ positions on important political, economic and cultural issues. Communication abroad is achieved through the resources of the PIO and the relations it has established with foreign media, academic institutions and other organizations, as well as politicians and other important people in these spheres.
Through the production of information material such as publications, documentaries, TV and radio commercials, and other audiovisual material, the PIO aims to promote Cyprus and to substantially contribute to the achievement of the government’s policy objectives through effective communication.
Moreover, the PIO seeks to improve public access to press releases, newspapers/magazines, publications, film and photo archives though the maintenance, digitization and upgrading of the archives and services offered.