Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

The Egyptian author Mansoura Ez-Eldin (photo: Arian Fariborz)

The Egyptian Revolution five years on

Ghosts of the uprising

The Egyptian intellectual and former opposition leader Amr Hamzawy during an election rally for his liberal party in December 2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Amr Hamzawy

"Egyptians fear for their security"

The German writer and Nobel laureate Gunter Grass (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Gambarini)

Yemen: freedom of expression

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The intervention of a Nobel Laureate

The Tunisian legal scholar Slim Laghmani (photo: private)

Interview with Slim Laghmani on Tunisia′s national crisis

″We′re halfway there″

La Manouba university in Tunis (photo: Deutsche Welle/M. Marwa)

Higher education in Tunisia

The vestiges of spring

"Spotted", Dubai 2014 (photo: 
© George Awde; work exhibited at the IMA)

Photography Biennale of the Contemporary Arab World

A feast for the eyes

Three young women wearing headscarves walk through the city centre of Munich (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women and Islam

On Muslim women and the Islamic dress code

Still from "Awal Bawal" by Jowan Safadi and Tamer Nefar (source: YouTube)

Druze conscription

Youth reject ″sectarian″ recruitment to the Israeli army

Middle Eastern wasteland (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Geopolitics in the Middle East

A new century dawns

Relatives grieve for Mohammed Akhlaq, killed by a lynch mob (photo: Reuters/Stringer)

Muslims in India

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Nothing like equal opportunities

Heads of state convene in Vienna to agree a roadplan aimed at bringing the Syrian civil war to an end (photo: Reuters)

The Middle East

Preserving the Ottoman mosaic

10 December - Human Rights Day 2015

Abdellah Taia (photo: Hakan Lindquist)

Moroccan writer Abdellah Taia

Disenchantment and a hint of nostalgia

″My Stealthy Freedom″ women’s rights campaign logo

Women′s rights in Iran

"Now it's the men's turn"

Cartoon by Peter Brookes published in The Times

#SueMeSaudi

Twitter users taunt Saudi Arabia

The Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi (photo: J. L. Cereijdo/AP)

Obituary: Fatima Mernissi

Icon of Arab feminism

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