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Andreas Malecos was born in the village of Zoopighi, Cyprus. He studied at the University of Athens, Greece School of Philosophy and worked as a high- school teacher in Cyprus.

He continued he studies in London and received the Diploma in the Theory and Practice in Audiovisual Aids in Education at the University of London Institute of Education. This he followed with a course in Educational Television at the BBC.

Initially he worked as a faculty member and later he was appointed Head of the Department of Educational Technology at the Pedagogical Institute ,Cyprus. There he developed most of the audiovisual teaching materials currently used at the Cyprus schools.

From 1994 Andreas Malecos served as the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Cyprus in Athens, Greece, directing " Spiti tis Kyprou" in the Greek capital.

Andreas Malecos was from an early age a keen photographer. He exhibited his work in joint photographic exhibitions and held several personal shows both in Cyprus and Greece. His work was also shown in the Cyprus Pavilion at the EXPO 92 in Seville, Spain. He also edited the books published by the "Popular Bank of Cyprus": "Cyprus Memory and Love, as seen through the eyes of George Seferis", Cyprus Copper ant the Sea", the photographic album of J.Foscolo, the album of M.Richter. He contributed photographs to various books about the history and archaeology of the island of Cyprus.

In 1997 he was awarded posthumously the "Dimitris Mitropoulos" medal by the Greek Broadcasting Corporation, for his contribution toward strengthening the cultural ties between Greece and Cyprus.




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