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Maroula Iakovidou-Violari (1937): The Pioneering Journalist

She was born in 1937 in Spilia, embarked on her journalism career at the tender age of 17 after graduating from the Pancyprian Gymnasium.


Her tenure as a journalist coincided with active involvement in the 1955-59 liberation struggle. Her contributions include published works as well as a substantial body of unpublished material, particularly concerning the era of the struggle, serving as invaluable historical documentation. In 1966, she commenced her role as an editor in the news division of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (RIK), remaining in this capacity until her retirement in 1997.


Furthering her academic pursuits, she earned a degree in political science from the Panteion University School of Political Sciences in 1978.


She held roles of significance, serving as the President of the Pancyprian Association of Philologists from 1957 to 1958 and as the Secretary of the Association of Cyprus Journalists from 1959 to 1960.


Her intellectual endeavors extended to chronicles, studies, and articles published in various periodicals. Additionally, alongside her contributions in newspapers and broadcasts, she authored books, scripted two documentaries for RIK, and composed the monodrama "The Ambush of the Pine."


Her involvement in collaborative publishing initiatives further underscored her influential presence.