Articles in NCFP are viewed in 155 countries and territories

I thought some of you might be interested in the number of ‘hits’ on North Cyprus Free Press during 2010. I must admit that I was surprised to find that it was 852,573 and that these hits came from all over the world. Being the sad person that I am, I then started to monitor just where the hits were coming from. Obviously there are many from the TRNC but then you would expect that. Others come from U.K., Turkey (all parts), U.S.A. (many states), Riyadh, Vologda, India (all parts), Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Norway, Australia (all parts) Russia, R.O.C., Canada, Singapore, Bogota. This selection I have picked up during the course of this week by monitoring the ‘Live Traffic Feed’ that appears on NCFP. I know there are more. Unlike an article in Cyprus Today or Cyprus Star, which mainly reaches those in North Cyprus, as seen from the map below NCFP’s message reaches over 150 countries

So why am I indulging in such anorak type behaviour? The TRNC seems to believe that they have contained their internal property problems within the TRNC. I am sorry to report that this is not so. Through this small publication the ‘world’ is being made aware of the injustice that is being perpetrated in this small state. I am not going to insult your intelligence by pretending that I believe that each of these 852,573 are new hits. Of course they are not. But if only half of them were, and each of them relays what they have read to just one other person, that one other person relays what they have been told … You can see where I am going. An awful lot more people become aware of the injustice being meted out here. Thanks to the internet, the world has become easily accessible and bad news travels fast and efficiently.

The numbers of hits are growing daily, prompted I am sure by their being told by regular readers of the injustices here and people wanting to read about it for themselves. A country that relies on Tourism does not need this sort of negative publicity, the sad part is that with a little good will this could all change.

I am sure that North Cyprus Free Press would love to be able to report some good news. It is published in the U.S.A. (Utah), is privately owned and funded by it’s Editor Malcolm Channing. There is no advertising revenue, and all publicity given to local companies is given free of charge.

Another anorak type fact – there are more ‘hits’ on North Cyprus Free Press than the combined total of the population of the TRNC.




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