Our Voices – اصواتنا

Our Voices – اصواتنا  is a project that gives podcasters from North Africa, West Asia and Germany space to exchange and share their experiences and knowledge. Through a three-part workshop series, 18 participants can network across regions, deepen their skills in producing a podcast and discuss together globally relevant issues such as gender, environment and power structures, and co-produce a podcast which is diving deeper into these issues in small groups. The Aswatona podcast will be released in Arabic, English and German over the course of the year in order to reach a wide international audience. 

Beyond the workshop series, Our Voices aims to build a podcast community together with (Arabic-speaking) podcasters and encourage people to discover the medium of podcasting for themselves. 

The project is being implemented together with MitOst e.V. and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. 

The Nahostcast-Team is happy to be able to realize the project since October 2020 and to contribute to the creation of a network for Arabic-speaking podcasters in North Africa and West Asia. For more information about Our Voices – اصواتنا, please visit the project website, as well as instagram, facebook and twitter.

Podcast Workshops

We offer interactive workshops – online & offline. No matter if envisioned as an overview event to have a first glimpse of the podcast world or tailored specifically to your needs; in German, English and Arabic. We introduce you to the topics concept development of podcasts, recording techniques, cutting techniques & postproduction as well as publishing. For an offer or questions about our workshops, please write to svenja.suhre@nahostcast.de

Participants’ opinions on the last digital workshop:

“My greatest learning effect for today: no feeling of pressure, enjoy & doing what fits to yourself and feels right.”

“I feel confident now to produce my own podcast format.”

“Thanks a lot for the encouraging training!”

The Podcast School – مدرسة البودكاست

In August 2020 podcast freelancer Rasha Aldeeb launched the ‘podcast school’ in cooperation with Nahostcast. In weekly workshop sessions, women from the whole region of Westasia and North Africa have the opportunity to receive support and impulses for the fields storytelling and podcasting. Together we would like to contribute to a proliferation of female voices in public and an expression of womens’ stories and perceptions.

Rasha Aldeeb

The Podcast School benefits profoundly from the know-how and experience of her founder – Rasha Aldeeb. She is the first podcaster in Egypt that lends a voice to women and female topics of interest through this medium. By now, she has worked with several international organisations such as the Robert Bosch Stiftung or Care International and the list of her produced podcasts has grown considerably:

  • Teh Marbota podcast
  • black box
  • jasmin aroma
  • story about them
  • she has a voice
  • Al walkman الوولكمان
  • Wams application
  • Al podcast
  • mkany mkank
  • Lamtna

With our Nahostcast team she is connected on a personal level of friendship and we are very proud to include and support the ‘Podcast School’ as our first in the ranks of upcoming projects.

More about the participants of the Podcast School and some audible input will be published here soon.

How to … Podcast?

Podcasts are a low-threshold and young medium, which is booming especially in the Corona time. It can also be produced with simple means and thus offers young people in particular the opportunity to make their opinions, experiences and impressions audible to the public. It is exactly these possibilities that we want to discover in the context of a Podcast-workshop with the students of Johanna-Eck School in Tempelhof, Berlin. By means of thematic blocks, we want to dive together into the medium  podcast and make many new voices be heard by producing episodes from a pupil point of view.

Start of the project is on September 26th. After that you will find first impressions of the project here.