Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: Bachtyar Ali)

Interview with Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

"I only exist where my words take flight"

Muslim teacher Fereshta Ludin (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Headscarves and neutrality

"It′s our decision!"

Demonstrations and protests against price hikes on 12.01.2018 in Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Y. Gaidi)

Lessons from the unrest in Tunisia

Free in name only

Electioneering for Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt's presidential election

The defamation game

Supporters of Pakistani opposition parties PAT, PPP and PTI at a joint justice demonstration in Lahore on 17.01.2018, protesting the 2014 Model Town tragedy (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA PRESS/R. Sajid Hussain)

Trump's Pakistan outburst

Reckless tweets vs. democratic hopes

Arab youth (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Friedrich Ebert Foundation publishes MENA youth study

The optimism of youth

Aya Hijazi, founder of a non-governmental organisation that looks after street children, sits in a holding cell of a Cairo courthouse on charges of human trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors and using children in protests, 23.03.2017 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Societal repression in Egypt

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The tentacles of autocracy

Die Proteste im Winter 2010/2011 führten zum Sturz von Machthaber Zine El Abidine Ben Ali; Foto: Imago/Kyodo News

Non-fiction: Safwan M. Masri′s ″Tunisia – An Arab anomaly″

A history of intellectual excellence

Libyan author Hisham Matar (photo: Luchterhand Literaturverlag)

Interview with Libyan author Hisham Matar

″You can't turn back the clock″

Tunisian protesters confront security forces blocking access to the governorate's office in Tunis, during a demonstration over price hikes and austerity measures, 12 January 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Hamdaoui)

Protests rock Tunisia

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A winter of discontent

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: epa/dpa)

Presidential election in Egypt

Gearing up for re-election

The "Strengthening Structures" workshop at the Goethe-Institut Cairo (photo: Roger Anis/Goethe-Institut Cairo)

Goethe-Institut education initiatives in the MENA region

Getting behind civil society

People in a hospital in the Syrian province of Idlib (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. H. Kadour)

Civil war in Syria

Fighting the jihadists with unusual weapons

The Egyptian pound (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt's rising debts

"A sign of crisis"

Fethullah Gulen (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

The Gulen movement in Turkey

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Creating an elite to lead the state

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