Launch Of New Print Issues In Berlin
Two publications have ripened at MiCT, giving us something to toast, just in time for the warm season. MiCT had the pleasure of celebrating with colleagues and friends the launch of Afghanistan Today’s inaugural magazine as well as the first 2015 edition of The Niles on May 28th.

“Picking up the pieces” is a collection of the best features and photography from the online news platform afghanistan-today.org. From their bases in 20 provinces in Afghanistan and Pakistan, “Afghanistan Today” (AT) journalists face daily threats to bring fresh, untold stories from remote communities. All photos and stories are AT originals, and provide unique insight into a region that is often in the news, but not often understood.

“People on the move,” the fifth edition of MiCT’s news and training platform theniles.org, documents the journeys of the 4.5 million Sudanese and South Sudanese fleeing war, hunger and poverty in both countries. Following the migrants’ routes to neighbouring villages, fast-expanding cities or the other side of the globe, “The Niles” journalists reveal diverse experiences with a recurring theme: When you leave home, the familiar is lost but the essential remains.

Keynote speaker was Johannes Lehne, Head of the Sudan Task Force at the German Federal Foreign Office, who stressed the importance of supporting civil society in both Sudan and South Sudan. His remarks were followed by a reading from the new AT magazine and along with delicious Afghan BBQ on the rooftop terrace of our Berlin head office.