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28 minutes | 14 days ago
Buffering – Episode 7: Don’t panic, there’s no strategy (23/11/2020)
They are back! Cypriot journalists Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygın, from Brussels and Lisbon respectively, are bringing dispatches from the alternate Cypriot universe. Cyprus problem, Varosha developments, local politics, coalition efforts, matching the political leaders from both sides of the divide.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Buffering – Episode 6: Art of politics and politics of art (19/9/2020)
This week, Cypriot journalists Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygın discuss the controversies created around art, latest on the Turkish Cypriot elections and campaigns, and statements by the Turkish Foreign Ministry regarding Cyprus talks.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Buffering – Episode 5: The Virus (and passports) Strikes Back (11/9/2020)
In this episode of Buffering, Cypriot journalists Esra Aygın and Yiorgos Kakouris talks about the passport scheme, the new measures against virus in the north and love lost between Kudret Özersay and Ankara because of Varosha disagreement.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Buffering – Episode 4: Things fall apart, the (political) centre cannot hold (31/7/2020)
In this episode of Buffering, journalists Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygin report from the alternate Cypriot universe: The virus, like the Cyprus problem, does not let go; return of the king; things fall apart and the political centre cannot hold.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Buffering – Episode 3: “Hey, student, leave the Church alone!” (3/7/2020)
In this episode of Buffering, Yiorgos Kakouris and Esra Aygin, two Cypriot journalists living abroad, discuss the latest dispatches in the alternate Cypriot universe. This week: jet ski trouble, barber shop drama and how and why Church was oppressed during the Middle Ages.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Buffering – Episode 2: It’s the looming pre-election campaigns, stupid (25/6/2020)
In this second episode of Buffering, Cypriot journalists Esra Aygın and Yiorgos Kakouris (who are currently based in Lisbon and Brussels respectively) continue to bring you dispatches from the alternate Cypriot universe. This week: invisible officials with and without quotation marks, political rumours, casual and not casual Cypriot racism & sexism, and the return of the thinking donkey.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
Buffering – Episode 1: Podcasts, scandals and virus spin (17/6/2020)
In this first pilot episode, journalists Esra Aygın and Yiorgos Kakouris, reporting from Lisbon and Brussels respectively, are discussing current Cypriot issues as Cypriots looking from abroad. How Cypriots listen to podcasts, scandals shaking the politics, mysterious scent over the divided capital and latest political commentary are some of the topics covered in this first pilot episode.
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