Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

The German philosopher, Juergen Habermas (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Juergen Habermas awarded Kluge Prize for Philosophy

″Asylum is a human right″

Former Arab dictators (from left to right): Ben Ali, Salih, Gaddafi, Mubarak (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Political rule before and after the ″Arabellion″

Internal colonialism and counter-revolution

Logo of the NGO ″Beyond Istanbul″ (Source: ″Beyond Istanbul″)

Anti-construction protests in Turkey

″Reclaim Istanbul!″ – policy vs. architecture

India′s prime minister, Narendra Modi (photo: Getty Images/AFP/R. Schmidt)

Hindus and Muslims in India

Why census data is a priority political issue

Bangladesh's first lesbian comic strip heroine, Dhee (photo: Boys of Bangladesh)

Introducing Dhee

Bangladesh's first lesbian comic strip heroine

Protesting corruption in Iraq (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Popular unrest in the Middle East

Who says popular demand for change is off the agenda?

Egyptian student Mariam Malak (photo: Getty Images/AFP/K. Desouki)

Corruption in Egypt

Model student becomes anti-corruption icon

Protests in Cairo concerning the arrest of Al-Jazeera journalists (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt′s media and the new anti-terror law

Towing the government line

Protesters in Beirut demonstrate against the country's waste disposal problems and political corruption (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Lebanon's "You Stink" protest movement

Rubbish knows no religion

Saudi women look at jewellery at a gold fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 March 2009 (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Book review: "Where Pigeons Don't Fly" by Yousef Al-Mohaimeed

Haunted by a suffocating society

From right: Manuela Schwesig (German Minister for Families), Nurhan Soykan (Secretary-General of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany) and Erika Theißen (Managing Director of the meeting and training centre for Muslim women in Cologne) at the Islam Conference 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Von Jutrczenka)

The rights of Muslims in Germany

Protected by the German constitution

Ayu Utami in her study (photo: picture-alliance/ANN/The Jakarta Post)

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: guest of honour Indonesia


Seven must-know authors from Indonesia

Woman demonstrating for change in Iran (photo: AP/Vahid Salemi)

Social justice and political reforms in Iran

A ticking time bomb

Taha Hussein (photo: Al Jazeera)

Taha Hussein and the democratisation of education in Egypt

The sea of knowledge

Tunisians demonstrating against terrorism after the Sousse attack (photo: picture-alliance/AA/Y. Gaidi)

Tunisia after the terror attacks

A battle for freedom and dignity

Dr Shirin Ebadi (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Shirin Ebadi

Time for a human rights deal in Iran