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Sahel Calling - Electronic Press Kit

* The Sahel Calling Project Info Sheet - updated April 2014
* "Sahel Calling" Film Press Release - updated Jan. 2013
* "Sahel Calling" Film Synopsis
* "Sahel Calling" Who's who - updated Mar. 2013

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The Sahel Calling Project - Press links

DeutscheWelle, March 2014
PressTV, November 2013 - link coming soon
Huffington Post Blog, October 2012
Songlines Magazine Blog, November 2012
Radio New Zealand National, Feb 2013

Ethical Traveler, December 2012
Interview with Producer, October 2012
Afropop Blog, November 2012

Le Cinema Independant Soutient le Sahel, El Watan, 16 Nov 2012
L'appel du Sahel, Africultures, Jan 2013

Wenn die Musik stirbt, [pdf] Frankfurter Allgemeine, 27 Jan 2013
DeutschRadio Kultur, [MP3] Radio interview, 3 Feb 2013

Radio Eins Interview


África hoy, 20 Feb 2013


Sahelin Çağrısı Projesi - Information Sheet (Turkish/Türk)

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ARCHIVE Highlights of Publications on Mali, the conflict, and the role of music

The conflict in the north of Mali

A Guide to the Conflict
The Guardian (English, January 2013)

Why Mali Matters
Article by Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and former prime minister of Portugal, (English; September 2012)

Northern Mali: A failure of Western policy in the Sahel
Article by Sahel Calling's advisor, Andy Morgan, (English; Sept 2012)

6 reasons events in Mali matter (on the intervention)
Article by CNN, (English; January 2013)

Taliban in Timbuktu
Article by Zeit Online, (Deutsch; November 2012)

The refugees, internally-displaced people (IDPs) and people living in the conflict-affected areas

UNHCR Situation Update
Article by UNHCR, (English; November 2012)

Civilians must be protected and humanitarian needs met
Webpost by Oxfam, (English; January 2013)

Hidden Victims: Mali's Internally Displaced People
Article by Alice Thomas, Think Africa Press, (English; November 2012)

North Mali residents say Islamists increasingly brutal
Article by Radio Netherlands, (English; October 2012)

Intervening in Northern Mali: "The People are like Straw on which Elephants are Fighting"
Article by Stefan Simanowitz, Think Africa Press (English; November 2012)

The role of music in the conflict and humanitarian crisis

The Loss of Music in Mali
(French; January 2013)

Mali in Crisis
Article by Sahel Calling's producer, Kathryn Werntz
Songlines Magazine, November 2012 (English)

In northern Mali, music silenced as Islamists drive out artists
Article by Sudarsan Raghavan, The Washington Post, (English; December 2012)

Mali: The day the music stopped
Article by Sahel Calling's advisor, Andy Morgan on (English; November 2012)

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