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Activities

Recording of a Screening on Nov 3

On November 3, we had a screening with the movie The Etilaat Roz by Abbas Rezaie at postaneistanbul. The newspaper’s offices became a fortress between August and October 2021, when the US pulled out of Afghanistan and the Taliban again seized power.

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News

Parwana Ibrahimkhel Najrabi

By Somaia Valizadeh   Parwana Ibrahimkhel Najrabi lives in Stuttgart today. A 23-year-old woman is leading a protest with a group of Afghan women’s rights

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Tamana Zaryab Paryani

Report and Interview by Suhaila Sama   Tamana Zaryab Paryani is a young voice from Afghanistan questioning common narratives. Since August 2022, Paryani has lived

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Movies

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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