Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

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

Naghme Abedini with her husband and children (photo: American Center for Law and Justice/AFP/Getty Images)

Christian minorities in Iran

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Iran's persecuted converts

Lebanese women's rights activist Hayat Mirshad in her Beirut office (photo: Juliane Metzker)

The Lebanese women's rights activist Hayat Mirshad

"We need a feminist revolution"

Inong with red optometry glasses on the film poster for "The Look of Silence" (photo: Dogfoof)

Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary film "The Look of Silence"

"I expected to meet monsters"

Open day at the Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin (photo: Peter Zimmermann/picture-alliance)

Islam in Germany

The long road to legal recognition

Symbolic cemetery in front of the German Parliament as part of the "March of the Determined" action in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Jensen)

Creative activism in Berlin on the refugee crisis

"The dead are coming"

Syrian opposition fighters get ready to destroy a poster of President Bashar al-Assad, early June 2015 (photo: DW/AA/I. Hariri)

The Assad regime and the civil war in Syria

Clash of barbarisms

Gulistan Gurbey (photo: private)

Interview with Turkish political scientist Gulistan Gurbey

Litmus test for Turkish democracy

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