Media And Communication Hub
Activities of Kite Runner 2023
In 2023 more safe online activities will play a role within the Kite Runner activities alongside physical meetings in Turkey to support media activists and journalists from Afghanistan in Turkey and other third countries and in Afghanistan itself.
Working Group for Female Journalists 2023
The online workshop for female journalists from Afghanistan and beyond will continue 2023 as well. We are looking for female participants foremost in Afghanistan and Turkey with and without journalistic experiences.
In the frame of the Kite Runner program and activities we offer new free language courses online for media workers from Afghanistan. We offer courses in English and Turkish.
Survivors of the Earthquake in Adıyaman
After a long journey they arrived in Turkey and settled in Ağrı. Just four months later, Fatima applied with her husband and their children to the Turkish migration administration to get permission to join her sister.
They didn’t understand what was going on at first when they were woken up by a creepy noise. “It was kind of a sharp jerk,” Azizullah Haydari recalls, and it felt like a rolling motion.
First official Anti-Taliban gathering in Turkey
Rahila Dostum, daughter of the former vice president of Afghanistan, Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum, was the first one allowed to rally against the Taliban government in Istanbul.
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The Istanbul based association Diyalog in cooperation with the
International Media Support (IMS) started in August 2022 the Kite
Runner activities in Istanbul. 2023 the program will continue with language courses, film screenings, digital storrytelling lab, a working group for female journalists and much more.
Working Group for Female Journalists
Return To Zero
As a child Shokria was a “Bacha Posh”, a girl that was supposed to appear and act like a boy. Anyway, allthough of all this hardship she found her path, but got suddenly back to zero forced by the Taliban.
Voices against Violence: Nilofar Abrahemi and Shakiba Nazari
On November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, women unite to protest against violence against women in Afghanistan and Iran. The Kite Runner media hub is part of this Campaign and continues to mobilize.
Messages against Violence: Raihana Rasoly & Fawzia Monir
Women in Afghanistan have faced an onslaught of violence and human rights abuses since the Taliban returned to political power. “The scope, extent and severity” of the injuries are “increasing by the month,” according to a report Amnesty International released.
Aminullah Qayoumi – A Journalist from Afghanistan
Aminullah Qayoumi is a journlist from Afghanistan living in exil in Turkey. He was the founder of Radio Hakikat in Afghanistan.
Poverty in Afghanistan
An animated video by Shahzad Mudasir and Sayed Ahmad Zubair Sawiz
Farhad Farokhzad – An Exiled Afghan Journalist
The story about Ahmad Farhad Farrokhzad, an Afghan immigrant journalist living in Turkey. He started his journalism work as a producer and reporter for Quyash Radio in Faryab Province, Afghanistan.
Diyalog is an inter-cultural association dedicated to communities, diversity and new media. The principal objectives are the promotion of exchange and cooperation in order to carry out an intercultural understanding to strengthen as well as above all a cultural dialogue beyond borders.
International Media Support
IMS (International Media Support) is an international non-profit organization working across four continents. IMS supports local media to reduce conflict and strengthen democracy. It works in a context sensitive manner, carefully assessing the needs of local media in each country before entering in close dialogue with local organizations and international peers