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A History of the African Film Industry

  An Introduction The rise of the African film industry can be traced back to the decolonization period of the continent. Despite the prior existence of such an industry under foreign rule, the African film industry did not reflect an accurate portrayal of the cultures it was intending to represent. Instead, the film industry was … Continue reading

An Event Review – The Berlin Annual African Film & Media Festival 2013 “Africa on Screen: Through the Eyes of Africa”

The Berlin Annual African Film & Media Festival 2013 – “Africa on Screen: Through the Eyes of Africa” (Berlin, Germany; August 22nd – 25th, 2013) As part of the International Symposia on Cultural Diplomacy, and the Experience Africa Program, the ICD launched a new annual initiative, the ‘Berlin Annual Film & Media Festival’. Stemming from the … Continue reading

“The Impact of Mass Media in Africa”, a lecture by Marion Lieser, Managing Director of OXFAM Germany

Marion Lieser (Managing Director of OXFAM Germany) Biography Marion Lieser became Executive Director of Oxfam Germany in January 2012. She has had years of experience in bilateral development cooperation in the profit and non-profit sectors. Shestudied social education, sociology and environmental science; throughout her professional career, Ms Lieser has been active in international development and cooperation … Continue reading

“The Rise of the African Film Industry: Implications & Prospects” by H.E. Amb. Mrs. Sitona Abdalla Osman, Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan to Germany

H.E. Amb. Mrs. Sitona Abdalla Osman Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan to Germany Biography Ambassador Sitona Abdalla Osman is the first official head of mission for the independent Republic of South Sudan in Germany. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Cairo and between the years of 1985 … Continue reading

“The Potential of African Film as Cultural Diplomacy – Perspectives from Egypt” by H.E. Amb Mohamed Abdel Hamid Ibrahim Higazy, Ambassador of Eygpt to Germany

H.E. Amb Mohamed Abdel Hamid Ibrahim Higazy (Ambassador of Egypt to Germany) Biography Ambassador Mohamed Abdel Hamid Ibrahim Higazy, was born on 1st November 1955, he completed his master’s degree from Cairo University and the Institute for Diplomatic Training. He proceeded then to travel abroad, travels which took him to Madrid, Sydney and London. He was … Continue reading

Blog Update: New Speakers List

Blog Update: New Speakers List

We added a new feature to the ICD News Blog which enables you to find out more information about the speakers that attend our conferences. Here is a preview of the Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the African Union. Below you can click any of the links to find out more about the speakers that you are … Continue reading

“Collaboration of Civil Society in Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities – Perspectives from Zimbabwe “

By Aleksandar Brisevac, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. Between May 27th and June 1st 2013, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin held a Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy and Human Rights “Towards a Global Human Rights Culture: The Need for a Collective Alliance in the Protection & Promotion of Human Rights”. The conference provided the … Continue reading

“Sexual Harassment in Egypt: A Neglected Crime”.

By Aleksandar Brisevac, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. Between May 27th and June 1st 2013, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin held a Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy and Human Rights “Towards a Global Human Rights Culture: The Need for a Collective Alliance in the Protection & Promotion of Human Rights”. The conference provided the … Continue reading

“Civil Society Preventing Genocide and Mass Atrocities”

By Aleksandar Brisevac, The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. Between May 27th and June 1st 2013, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin held a Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy and Human Rights “Towards a Global Human Rights Culture: The Need for a Collective Alliance in the Protection & Promotion of Human Rights”. The conference provided the … Continue reading

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