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A podcast about media, science and water diplomacy in the Nile basin. Join us in exploring the role that media and scientific communication play in shaping transboundary conflicts and cooperation. Every month we will talk to journalists and researchers from different Nile countries to discuss the media coverage of hot topics like the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. This podcast is an initiative of the project Open Water Diplomacy. Media, science and transboundary cooperation in the Nile basin and it is hosted by Emanuele Fantini.

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When scientists and journalists become water diplomats

Yasir Mohamed, Associate Professor of hydrology and former Minister of Water and Irrigation of Sudan, and Mohamed Abdulrahman, journalist and former Director of the Sudanese News Agency, reflect on their experience as member of the Sudanese negotiation team on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Interlude: happy birthday to the Nile!

2019 is the year of the Nile, marking the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Nile Basin Initiative. We join the celebrations with twenty special wishes to the river and its people: happy birthday!

Sounds of the Nile

Songs play a key role in reproducing Nile stories. Can music promote also dialogue and shared identities along the river? With Alia Mossallam, Egyptian researcher affiliated to the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation at the Freie Universität in Berlin, and Mina Girgis, ethnomusicologist and founder of The Nile Project.