Author: Jannis Hagmann

Festival-goers enjoying the music at "Les Dunes Electroniques" (photo: Jannis Hagmann)

Electro Festival "Les Dunes Electroniques" in Tunisia

Beats and bass in the desert

Mass protests at Pearl Roundabout in Manama on 4 March 2011 (photo: picture-alliance/Landov)

Research project into "spaces of participation"

Hubs of political protest

Alchemiya logo with the media on which the channel is available (source: Alchemiya)

Launch of the digital television channel Alchemiya

A dose of positivity in dark times

Muhsin Hendricks (photo: Jannis Hagmann)

Interview with the South African imam Muhsin Hendricks

"Islam does give us leeway to think"

Salafists handing out copies of the Koran in a German city (photo: dapd)

Interview with intelligence operative Benno Köpfer

"You're allowed to be a Salafist in Germany"

Pictures of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad leaning against a wall outside the Russian embassy in Damascus waiting to be used in a pro-Assad demonstration (photo: Muzaffar Salman/AP/dapd)

Interview with Stefan Meister

"The Syria crisis is legitimising Putin"

Anti-government protests in Ras Roman near Manama, Bahrain (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Book review: "Sectarian Gulf" by Toby Matthiesen

Sectarianism instead of revolution

Poster for the documentary film “Not Who We Are” by Carol Mansour (source: Forward Film Production)

Documentary film: "Not Who We Are"

Lost time in Lebanon

Protests by Egyptian journalists against police harassment (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Lina Attalah

"The Media Are PR Machines of the Military"

Alaa al-Aswany (photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Egyptian Novelist Alaa al-Aswany

''Mubarak's Regime Remains Intact''

Campaign for the release of Syrian activist and software developer Bassel Khartabil (photo: © flickr.com)

Internet Activists in Syria

Virtual (Counter-)Revolution

Scene from 'Der deutsche Stuhl' (photo: Monika Borgmann)

Lebanese Victims of Torture

Remembering Palmyra

The Saudian girl Wadjda in Haifa al-Mansur's movie 'Wadjda' (photo: Razor Film)

The Saudi Arabian Film ''Wadjda''

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A Children's Story in a Grown-Up World

 Ernst Herzfeld, excavation photograph 1911-1913 (photo: © Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

Islamic Archeology

Samarra, Centre of the World

Members of the Khat Thaleth project in Beirut (photo: PR/Sharebeirut.net)

The Arab Hip-Hop Sampler ''Khat Thaleth''

Looking for a Third Way