Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

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

Director Nabil Ayouch at the Cannes Film Festival (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/I. Langsdon)

Nabil Ayouch's film "Much Loved"

Sinner or saint?

Esraa el-Taweel (photo: private)

Abducted civilians in Egypt

The disappeared

Berbers demonstrating in Ghardaia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Conflict between Arabs and Berbers in Algeria

A social minefield

Residents of Berlin protesting about the threatened closure of the fruit and vegetable shop Bizim Bakkal in Berlin Kreuzberg (photo: James Robinson)

Anti-gentrification protests in Berlin

How a Turkish vegetable shop became a symbol of Berlin

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during a military parade in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance/epa/A. Taherkenareh)

How the West views Iran's leaders

A sober and critical eye is needed

Hend Nafea of Egypt, the focus of one of the cases highlighted in "The Trials of Spring" (photo: The Trials of Spring media room)

Interview with director Gini Reticker

"These women do not need to be saved, they need to be heard"

Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (photo: Reuters/K. Abdullah)

After the upheaval in the Arab world

Escalating wars

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