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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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Sudan: : caught in between

This episode was recorded in Khartoum, where we met, among many others, Tamer Abd Alkreem, anthropologist at the University of Khartoum, and Omnia Shawkat, co-funder of the Sudanese digital magazine Andarya. They talk about the plurality of identities shaped by the Nile in Sudan, the competing interests that people have on the river, and how they are represented in the media.

Lights, Camera, Action...Nile Cinema!

Toghether with Linda Lilienfeld, director of the film festival Let’s talk about water, and Terje Tvedt, historian and filmmaker from the University of Oslo and Bergen, we discover the power of the video to make us looking at the Nile from new perspectives.


Nile Day: what Egypt should celebrate

February 22 is Nile Day! We talk about media, science and Nile politics in Egypt with  Rawia Tawfiq, political scientist at Cairo University, and Ayah Aman, journalist at Al Shorouk newspaper. Amidst many concerns for the Egyptian share of the Nile, they also point at positive steps that should be supported and celebrated.

An emotional dam?

We are joined by Iginio Gagliardone and Wondwosen Michago Seide to discuss the role that media and emotions play in framing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as a symbol of unity and development for Ethiopia.