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Interview: “De Nieuws BV” about reporting on protests in Iran
Talk: the Importance of Quality Journalism
Promo video: 10 years Zamaneh
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Exactly one year ago today the short film “It was 5 in the Morning” premiered in Amsterdam. A beautiful masterpiece by @mostafaheravi, produced by @radiozamaneh. The film features prominent Iranian artists who through their art stand up against the death penalty in Iran. . Producing this film and watching Mostafa’s talent up-close was one of the highlights of my career as director of Zamaneh. Now as an independent, I am happy to say that a new film idea is in the making which I will proudly be part of again! . To find out what happens in Iran at 5 in the morning, go to YouTube to see the full film - it’s there with English subtitles for everyone to watch, including my 5 min intro speech sharing an emotional life story from one of my former colleagues.
I’m so old-school. I need a notebook and a set of pens to think 💭 Excited about this gig: coaching other directors and supporting them in creating a successful, healthy and impactful media NGO and I get to do it in Berlin! . From what I’ve learned through my studies and on-the-job trial and error, I believe that truly understanding and determining your mission and vision and from there consciously develop your identity is a key building block from which everything else will follow. Your image and reputation will not align if you don’t follow these steps first, whether you’re a for-profit company or an NGO. . NGOs however, deal with a lot of pressure on funding streams, relations with donors and having impactful implementation. Taking a look at your team and embedding a result-based project cycle is all part of being successful at what you aim to do. . Finally, strong leadership. It’s like the X-factor: you have it or you don’t. Still, there’s so much to learn and develop. And the best leaders neglect the most important building block here: self-care! . Looking forward to some inspirational and exciting sessions! Man, I love my work.
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