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In response to the Trigerring Question, the 19 participants produced 53 ideas. The participants altogether grouped these 53 factors into eleven categories based on common attributes among the factors identified by the Cyprus Journalists. These categories were named the following:


  1. Professional standards
  2. Environment of political separation between Sides
  3. Active citizens-media literacy
  4. Pressures on journalists
  5. Arrogance of media
  6. Men dominating
  7. Journalists embedded in political life
  8. Journalists taking action
  9. Further education
  10. Financial pressures
  11. Independence of journalists


Participants were given 5 votes each to select the ideas they considered as most important. The results of the voting were:






(8 Votes)

Lack of professionalism in journalism


(8 Votes)

Various pressures exerted on journalists


(5 Votes)

Peace journalism news values needed


(5 Votes)

The media should not be an instrument of political powers


(4 Votes)

Discerning customers


(4 Votes)

Lack of criticism and also investigation


(3 Votes)

Fables in Cypriot media


(3 Votes)

Misrepresentation of different ethnic groups in media


(3 Votes)

The traditional progression of the printing presses of both communities that directed in the line of mission journalism


(3 Votes)

The job security and the size of Cyprus


(2 Votes)

The language that is used by the media is man's language and the woman is misrepresented


(2 Votes)

Lack of democracy and with a weak understanding of the accountability of the authorities


(2 Votes)

Not following the journalistic professional norms


(2 Votes)

Inadequate professional education and training


(2 Votes)

'Us' vs. 'them' culture


(1 Votes)



(1 Votes)

Media information


(1 Votes)

Media should not consider itself as the first power in the community


(1 Votes)

Sloppy methodology


(1 Votes)

The use of state owned news agency as a main source of news


(1 Votes)

The need for media literacy education both by media consumers and workers


(1 Votes)

Media ownership


Total: 64



The participants structured XX ideas and produced the following MAP.

 The 8 factors were structured within five levels and are related according to the influence they exert on each other. Those factors that appear lower in the Root Cause Map, hence are positioned at the root of the tree, are more influential in terms of influence than those at higher levels and are the ones to tackle preferentially. More specifically, Factor 30: Inadequate professional education and training, located at root level in the map appears to exert significant influence on many of the other factors appearing higher on the Map. Also, Factor 38: Ownership and control is a root cause as well (since no arrows feed into this Factor from Factor #30).




In a subsequent meeting, a smaller group structured additional factors and the resulting MAP developed as in the following figure.


The greatest value of this methodology lies in its power to identify the root causes of a problematic situation and highlight the ideas that are most influential when one attempts to achieve progress. We will therefore begin the interpretation of the results with a discussion that focuses on the “deep drivers,” i.e., the items that appear at the root of the map. The map will be contrasted and compared with regard to their respective most influential ideas.



By engaging the bi-communal group in a disciplined dialogue, the NMLN initiative enabled them to derive a large number of inhibitors (53), clarify their meanings (Table 2), identify those of higher relative importance (Table 3), and derive graphic patterns displaying the similarity and influence relationships among the important inhibitors (Figures 1 and 2).  The dialogue made it possible for the participants to identify the dimensions of the problem situation in terms of the ‘eleven clusters of inhibitors’ and draw distinctions between fundamental strong leverage inhibitors at the bottom of the Root Cause Map and symptomatic inhibitors along the branches of the Map.

- Politis
- Phileleftheros
- Haravgi
- Afrika
- Halkın Sesi
- Havadis
- Kıbrıs
- Kıbrıslı
- Star Kıbrıs
- Vatan
- Yeni Düzen
- Cyprus Observer
- Cyprus Today
- Londra Gazete
- Londra olay Gazetesi
- Londra Toplum Postası
- Ortam
- Yeni Çağ
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