Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

Cake celebrating the opening of the 2nd Suez Canal: "Long live Egypt!"

Post-revolution transformation in Egypt and Tunisia

Let them eat cake!

Anti-racism demonstration in Nuremberg, June 2016

Hate crime report by Germany′s Institute for Human Rights

Time to stem the tide

Wood engraving by Camille Flammarion: "Un missionnaire du moyen âge raconte qu'il avait trouvé le point où le ciel et la Terre se touchent" (source: Wikipedia)

Islam and enlightenment

Beware of the myth

Tunisian Secretary of State Saida Ounissi (photo: Ennahda France)

Interview with Tunisian Secretary of State Saida Ounissi

Don′t marginalise your Muslims

Egyptian army in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Conscientious objection in Egypt

Playing the system

German author and journalist Cigdem Akyol (picture-alliance/dpa/D.Bockwoldt)

Press freedom in Turkey

Writing in a state of fear

Symbolic image of World Cup 2022 to be hosted by Qatar

World Cup 2022 and Qatari reforms

So much hot air

Cover of Latifa al-Zayyat′s biography (source: mobtada.com)

The 20th anniversary of Latifa al-Zayyat′s death

Dauntless to the end

Morocco′s prime minister Abdelilah Benkirane following the election success of the PJD in October 2016 (photo: Reuters/Youssef Boudlal)

Moderate Islamism in Morocco

An unlikely success story

Conference centre in Marrakesh (photo: AP)

Climate conference in Marrakesh

A golden opportunity?

Persecuted Turkish journalist named honorary Paris citizen

Erdogan′s Turkey

Spinning out of control

Protesters in Rabat demand justice in the wake of Mouhcine Fikri's death

Unrest in Morocco

Condemned to eke out a living

Anti-governmental protests in Bahrain (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

Liberalism in the Arab world

Merely treading water

Syrian author Dima Wannous (photo: picture-alliance/Geisler-Fotopress/O. Kern)

Syrian literature in times of turmoil

An author on standby

Video still #MuslimsHaveRights campaign (source: muslimshaverights.com)

Islamophobia in the USA

Standing up for Muslim rights

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