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Placing Human Dignity at the Heart of Storytelling

Storytelling is a powerful tool that helps shape narratives and define cultures. It can help foster empathy and connection, serving as an important catalyst for promoting tolerance and inclusivity.

Tolerance and inclusivity are core pillars of Dignified Storytelling and its 10 Principles. Dignified Storytelling unites the voices of content makers, editors, journalists, photographers, filmmakers, storytellers, and contributors and equips them with the awareness and hands-on knowledge that will enable them to capture moments and tell stories without compromising human dignity.

Speakers of the Day

This session featured 11-year-old published author, Diaco Taaeb; Surinamese actor, writer and filmmaker, Ivan Tai-Apin; Friendship’s Founder and Executive Director, Runa Khan; and Disability Empowerment Consultant Fatma Al Jassim. In addition, excerpts of two films focused on tolerance and inclusivity were shared with the audience.

Dr. Dena Assaf

United Nations Resident Coordinator for the UAE and Deputy Commissioner General for the United Nations

Fatima AL-Jassim

Person of determination advocate 

Szilvia Agárdi

Hungarian Singer 

Diaco Taeeb

11 year old published author

Mahmoud El Burai

Vice President of the International Real Estate Federation, FIABCI Arabic Countries

Ivan Tai-Apin

Surinamese actor, director, screenplay writer and producer.

Runa Khan

Founder & Executive Director at Friendship

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