Topic: Arab Bloggers

Poster advertising Abla Fahita's TV show in Cairo (photo: Elisabeth Lehmann)

Abla Fahita: an Egyptian media phenomenon


The taboo-challenging puppet

Protests in Tunis against the trial of blogger Yassine Ayari in a military court (photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid)

The Tunisian judiciary

Piecemeal change as reform stalls

People take part in a protest organised by Amnesty International for the immediate release of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague, 15 January 2015 (photo: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and non-violent Islamism

"We are all in this together, like it or not"

Aboud Saeed (photo: Hartwig Klappert)

Interview with the Syrian blogger Aboud Saeed

"When the regime lost its control, I lost my fear"

The Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

After the release of Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah

Freedom of expression at an all-time low

A poster with an image of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in front of the Syrian flag (photo: Reuters)

Book review: "The Wisdom of Syria's Waiting Game"


How to stay in power against the odds

Egyptian riot police look up as they watch Alaa, the son of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, seen on a large TV screen erected outside the Cairo criminal court, as he reaches out to cover the lens of a TV camera during his arrival for his trial along side his father and brother accused of corruption and murder on August 15, 2011 (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

Media in Egypt

Fall into Line or Switch Off

Facebook graffito in Tunisia (photo: Imago)

New Media and Democratization in the Arab World

No Pedestal for Facebook and Twitter

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

Internet Activists in Syria

Virtual (Counter-)Revolution

Asmaa Mahfouz, winner of the 2011 Sakharov Prize during the awarding ceremony (photo: EPA/Christophe Karaba)

Interview with the Egyptian Muslim activist Asmaa Mahfouz

''There is no war between Islam and America''

Employee at the Al-Jazeera headquarters in Doha, Qatar (photo: AP)

Arab States in Transition and the Role of the Media

Why We Should Pay More Attention to Arab Media

Demonstration against the Assad regime in Maadamiya, near Damascus (photo: dapd)

Civil War in Syria

Assad's Final Days Could Go on for Years

Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad (photo: Bettina Marx/DW)

Egyptian Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad

''The Elections Are a Deception''

A demonstrator in Yemen (photo: AP)

Review of Michael Lüders' book on the Arab Spring

How the Arab Revolution Is Changing the World

The imprisoned blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah (photo: Wikipedia)

The Imprisoned Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah

An Open Letter from a Cairo Prison Cell

Demonstration on Tahrir Square (photo: AP)

Peace Research into the Arab Spring

''A Historical Turning Point like the Fall of the Berlin Wall''