KYPROS-NET PRESS RELEASE
Monday, March 10, 1997
Kypros-Net, a new information resource
center on Cyprus arrives on the World Wide Web.
Kypros-Net, a new Internet based
information center on Cyprus officially announced its World Wide Web site today. The site,
located at http://www.kypros.org, already hosting a
large number of web pages that cover various themes on Cyprus, will be expanding on a
Kypros-Net will use the Internet and
the World Wide Web (WWW) for the promotion of Cyprus and its people. Utilizing advanced
multimedia technologies, Kypros-Net will provide
publications, important documents, treaties, as well as daily news and information on
Cyprus. The information will be presented in rich formats including text, graphics,
images, animations, audio, and video and will be readily accessible around the world via
an intuitive user interface.
Kypros-Net was founded by a group of
volunteers in April 1996 in the United States of America and has been registered as an
independent, not-for-profit organization in the State of Maryland, USA. Its primary goal
is to build and maintain a rich resource site of ideas and activities on Cyprus, and to
make it available to the general public. Such a site will offer interested groups and
individuals the opportunity to learn about Cyprus as well as the means to contribute
towards the promotion of Cyprus.
The organization's web site was inaugurated on the Internet today after
many months of preparation An important strength of the team is the combination of
knowledge from young scientists of diverse background and expertise. In recent years the
same team has worked hard to present Cyprus on the Internet in a multitude of ways. The
organization has created and supports a network of volunteers around the world, and helps
in organizing, coordinating and monitoring all the projects constructively in a
non-partisan spectrum. The team is working with zeal for the projects' success while
exercising the highest level of ethical conduct.
The Kypros-Net initiative counts on
the close cooperation with the Press and Information Office, the Ministries of the
Republic of Cyprus, other agencies, organizations, as well as individuals in providing
Internet links and services for Cyprus to the rest of the world. Today, this work on
Cyprus constitutes an impressive volume of material covering our History, People, Culture,
Economy, Nature and of course our National Problem on the Internet.
Kypros-Net provides mirroring sites in
the USA for the Government of Cyprus Web Pages, and the Web Pages of other Agencies and
Organizations from Cyprus and the Diaspora. Further it provides support and hosting for a
variety of projects with regards to all aspects of Cyprus life and the Diaspora. In
addition, Kypros-Net is planning its own publication on
Cyprus, a monthly Newsletter.
Kypros-Net operates as a
not-for-profit organization, thus it seeks funding and support in accordance with
regulations pertaining to such status in the USA. All funds will be used to provide assets
for the organization's operational infrastructure, expenses and requirements. As the
team operates under a not-for-profit status no salaries are requested for the personnel.
Individuals or groups interested in participating or would like to
offer any form of support to projects at Kypros-Net, or
have comments or suggestions, are invited to contact or e-mail Kypros-Net
directly at the addresses given below.
College Park, MD 20740
Kypros-Net Founding Team