Nayia Roussou

Nayia Roussou

Personal Details:
Birthday: April 27, 1935
Marital status: Married, with two children, and two grand-children.

Positions Held:
Full-time professional employment:

Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation:

  • 1988-1995 (Year of retirement): Head of Public and International Relations
  • 1972-1988: Officer and Senior Television Programmes Officer, CyBC
  • 1970-72: Subsidized Leave of study from CyBC for obtaining a BA and MA in Mass Media with the Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
  • 1969: Music Programmes Officer
  • 1959 – 1968: Record Librarian
  • 1956-59: Assistant Editor, News Division
  • 1953-56: Terra Santa Secondary School, Larnaca: Teaching English, Shorthand and European History

Partial (but Regular) Professional employment (Parallel to Employment at the CyBC):

  • 1977-1995: “Europa College”: Teaching of Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, preparing students for LCCI Higher exams in these areas.
  • 1983- 87 (during occasional semesters)
    “Intercollege”: Teaching Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, preparing students for the CAM Certificate and the CAM Diploma in these subjects.
  • 1983 – 1988: “Higher Technological Institute” (Cultural electives)
  • Teaching: “History and Development of Mass Media”
  • 1991 – 1995: Police Academy: Teaching Public Relations

Full-time professional employment (after Retirement):

  • 1995 – 2012: Intercollege and University of Nicosia (2007): Professor, teaching Mass Media subjects and Head of the Communications Programme

Literary Publications:
(In Greek, unless noted otherwise)


  • 2018: “Veins of Wood”
  • 2015: “Cyprian Edge”
  • 2013: “Fall-out of Dreams”
  • 2005: “Enclaved Vespers”
  • 1997: “Cyprian Edge” (Poetry written in English)
  • 1992: “Rage of Second June”
  • 1989: “Testimony at the Borderless Line”
  • 1985: “Channels of Ariadne”
  • 1981: “Transit” (Poetry written in English)
  • 1975: “Memories of War” (Poetry and articles about the Turkish Invasion)
  • 1969: “Facing the Red Sea”
  • 1964: “Curtain Hour”

Short Stories:

  • 1989: “The Dog-Catcher and Other Stories” Also short stories and poetry published in different magazines and newspapers.


  • 2021: “The Cry of the Jasmin Tree”

Mass Media:

  • 1978: “Television and Violence: The Reaction of Children to Aggression in TV Cartoons”. A translation into Greek of the author’s Master’s thesis.
  • 1979: “Media of Mass Communication – History, Aesthetics, Influence” (Greek)
    (Used as a Mass Media textbook in colleges and Higher Technological Institute)
  • 1982: “Visual Dialogues” – Essays about the Mass Media of Communication (Greek)
  • 2002: “Television and the Cultural Identity of Cyprus Youth” Ph.D. (Greek)
    (Translated into Greek and used as a textbook in the University of Nicosia for about ten years)

Monographs (/Written and Edited)

    Literary Profiles published by PEN and subsidized by the Ministry of Education and Culture:

  • 1994: “Claire Aggelidou”
  • 1996: “Rina Catselli”
    (The books were written in English and translation of prose and poetry was also part of the editing and writing to be done.)

Newspaper Articles

  • 1964 – 1977: Regular, personal column in the weekly newspaper KYPROS, with articles on literary reviews and criticism, cultural and other topics.
  • Many articles and interviews in different newspapers and magazines.
  • ****Also different articles and Research Studies in journals and publications in Cyprus, Europe and other countries, including chapters in publications European Programme COST-A 20 of which N. Roussou was a member from 2001-2010.

Research, scripts, and direction by author of half-hour to forty-minute television Documentary productions, broadcast by the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation:

  • 1973: “Larnaca, Known as Old Scala”
  • 1973: “Lyrics of the Middles Ages and Turkish Occupation period”
  • 1983: “Early Media of Communication in Cyprus”
  • 1984: “Cyprus Traditions and Customs at Childbirth”
  • 1984: “Cypriot Women at Work” (2 programmes tracing the areas of work for Cyprus women, throughout the 20th century)
  • 1985: “Woman of Cyprus”. (Compiled in English from the two above documentaries shown in UNESCO World Conference on Women, in Nairobi, Kenya, 1985.)
  • 1985: “Music in Cyprus” (4 half-hour documentaries, tracing the development and progress of music studies and institutions in Cyprus, under British rule).
  • 1985: “Limassol in Years Past”
  • 1985: “Cyprus: Life for Senior Citizens”
  • 1986: “Villages Along the Attila Line” (Three half-hour documentaries covering life, customs, traditions and problems of 17 villages along the demarcation line cutting through Cyprus, after 1974.)
  • 1986: “Nicos Nicolaidis, the Cypriot” (A Portrait of well-known Cyprus writer)
  • 1986: “Leandros Sitaros: He lived for Music” (A Portrait of well-known music educationist and conductor in Cyprus).
  • 1986: “Lady of Tradition” - Half-hour documentary on traditions and religious norms about Virgin Mary and different churches devoted to her, in Cyprus. Shown at Nyon, in 1987.
  • 1986: “Castles in Occupation” (Saint Hilarion, Castle of Kyrenia, Voufavento, in the areas under Turkish occupation).
  • 1987: “The Museum of Byzantine Icons”
  • 1987: “Famagusta: Cultural Heritiage of a Deserted City”
  • 1987-88: “Attila and the Destruction of Our Cultural Heritage” ( Both in Greek and English version with sub-titles for participation in the Leipzig Festival, 1989).


  • 2002: Honoured for Literary contribution to Cyprus letters by the Muncipality of Aglandja, Nicosia.
  • 2002: Honoured for Contribution to Cyprus cultural Life, by Ministry of Education and Culture.
  • 2001: Honoured by Union of Cyprus Writers on the occasion of Women’s Day.
  • 1995: Honourary event for the author’s contribution to the Mass Media, by the Union of Greek Women, Cyprus.
  • 1993: Honourary event for the poetry of the author, in Rhodes.
  • 1992: Honourary event for the author’s poetry in Crete.
  • 1997`: Biographical Note in “ Poetry and Poets’ Encyclopaedia”, by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  • 1992: Entry of biographical note of author in the 11th edition of the “The World Who is Who of Women”, .International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  • 1989: Honourary presentation of the author’s poetry in “Home of Cyprus”, Athens.
  • 1985: State Prize for Poetry, for the publication, “Channels of Ariadne.”