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.

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Language Courses

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.

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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 Workshop with Nora Byrne

Nora Byrne, an Istanbul based American artist, teaches observational drawing techniques used for different forms of digital storytelling to Afghan participants living in various countries.

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Cross Media Lab

Recording of a presentation by Safi Nurzai at the Cross Media Lab. Safi was introducing the new podcast section of the Kite Runner Hub dedicated to art from Afghanistan.

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Cross Media Lab, September 2nd

Recording of a presentation by Jawad Jalali about framing, the rule of third, focal length, shutter speed and other basic guidelines in photography. The session is in Dari.

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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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