Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

NGO employees protest against the constitutional changes passed by the Turkish parliament in January 2017 (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Closure of NGOs in Turkey

Forced to down tools

Syrian artist Hamid Sulaiman (Getty Images/AFP/P. Lopez)

Syrian author Hamid Sulaiman

″The hospital is the true hero″

Protesters on Talaat Harb Sqaure in Cairo demonstrate against Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Young people and protests in the Arab world

So shall you reap

Amena Ragess reads stories in German and Arabic to children in a refugee home (photo: Jasmin Zikry)

German-Arabic children′s books

″Einfach Lesen!″ – Just read!

Many churches, like this one in Qaraqosh, not far from Mosul, were destroyed by IS (photo: M. Moskwar)

Christians in Iraq

Coping with wrack and ruin

Piles of sorted cardboard at Recycle Beirut (photo: Lilian Natalie Mauthofer)

Recycle Beirut and Lebanon′s rubbish crisis

Green awakenings

Pro-Trump demonstrators in favour of the immigration ban (photo: Reuters/Ringo Chiu)

US Middle East foreign policy

West versus the rest

Multipliers during a training course at police headquarters in Cologne (photo: Avista Assadi)

Countering radicalisation with '180° Turn'

Together we are strong

Activists in Cairo demonstrate against the Mubarak regime (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Social media and the Arabellion

The myth of the Facebook revolution

Mroué during his lecture performance "The Pixelated Revolution" (source: kampnagel.de)

Interview with the Lebanese media artist Rabih Mroué

"Images until victory?"

Graffiti in Libya

Libya, Al Koni and the Skhirat Agreement

A fatal blow

A man bearing the Turkish flag walks past a Turkish police office guarding the Reina nightclub in Istanbul following the New Year's Eve terrorist attack (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/E. Gurel)

Erdogan′s grand plan

Turkey's last elections?

Father Filtawos stands in front of the altar of his church in Ezbeth Raflah (photo: Flemming Weiss-Andersen)

Egypt′s Coptic Church

The cost of a cornerstone

″No to terrorism!″ – Demonstration in Tunis against the repatriation of convicted jihadists (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Jihadism debate

Beyond the Mediterranean

"Judenschein" belonging to Fred Amram's mother (source: private)

Trump′s plans for the USA

Beware Muslim registration!

A rebel fighter near the city of Aleppo

The Syrian revolution

Girding the forces of change

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