Media And Communication Hub


Resilience in Exile

Public Event with Documentaries, Animation-Film, Podcasts and Photography, Paintings, Drawings and Cartoons. See bright colours, which no darkness can overshadow.

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In Her Hands

The documentary tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari who became one of Afghanistan’s first female mayors and the youngest to ever hold the position, showing her life in Afghanistan in the months that preceded the takeover of the country from the Taliban on August 15th 2021.

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Podcast Studio

Listen to the first episodes of the Kite Runner podcasts shows: Rights and Resilience, Untold: Stories with Shahzad and Voices of the Afghan Art Scene.

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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.

Digital Storytelling

Drawing session with Nora Byrne

Colors are considered very emotional – they can define the psychological effect of a piece. Nora Byrne explains the different characters of colors and how to use them in drawings and paintings. Watch the recording of the session.

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Third Podcast Session with Hazal Sipahi

During the session, Shahzad Mudasir was introducing his podcast concept for Untold Stories by Shahzad Mudasir. He was also presenting the recording of the podcast trailer and the recording of the first episode in Dari. The first episode is about and with Tamama Zaryab Paryani.

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Working Group for Female Journalists

Maryam Soltani

  Women are deprived from Healthcare by the Ban on Female Students A report by Selsela Imamzadeh Maryam Soltani was a medical student at Khatam

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Afghanistan: Burial Ground of Women’s Hopes

Simin and Parvin live on the Barchi road west of Kabul. It is the place where the two young women have grown. Most of them are middle-class and from the Shiite minority of the Hazara, but likewise, they are poor when it comes to income.

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The Ban on Beauty

By Maela Sanmartin (Text) and Homaira Afghani (Drawing)   Progressive closings have made the streets look emptier, and even women’s faces have been covered with

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My Pencil Fights Injustice

I remember being between 7–8 years old. We had a tiny black-and-white TV. One day, a show about the life of a Palestinian cartoonist named Naji Ali was shown on TV. Every scene of his life seemed to overlap with mine, which impressed me greatly…

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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.

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