Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

Thousands of demonstrators protested the hanging of Qadri, convicted of assassinating former Punjab governor Salman Taseer in 2011

Saudi influence in Pakistan


A perilous road

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn (photo: Martin Hunter)

Non-fiction: ″The Age of Jihad ″ by Patrick Cockburn

A catalogue of blunders

Voting in the Algerian parliament (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Batiche)

Citizenship law reform in Algeria

The tug-of-war over identity

Primary school children in Baghdad, 1995

Education in the Arab world

The emancipation gap

Arab tourists in Baku, Azerbaijan (photo:

Azerbaijan′s enlightenment


A nation at odds with itself

Huma Abedin (photo: Mike Blake/Reuters)

US presidential elections

Huma Abedin – the woman in the shadows

Muslim women waiting to vote in India, 10.04.2014

Islamic divorce law in India

Trouncing triple talaq

Parade float satirising the Trump presidential campaign

Right-wing populism in the USA

Trump′s deplorables

Palestinians demonstrating against the postponement of municipal elections

Democracy in Palestine

High hopes, low expectations

In memory of the murdered Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar (photo: dpa/picture-alliance/EPA/Jamal Nasrallah)

The murder of Jordanian author Nahed Hattar

The same stinking swamp

Bombed out aid convoy on the road to Aleppo

The destruction of Aleppo

Surrendering our soul

U.S. soldier displays a photo of the infamous ″Camp X-Ray″ in front of Guantanamo Bay detention camp (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Antonov)

The West and the Islamic world

Diplomatic hubris

Hossein Derakhshan (photo: Donya Raad)

Interview with Hossein Derakhshan

Iran's 'blogfather' turned Internet sceptic

Protesters in Rabat demand reform during the Arab Spring, 2011 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Elections in Morocco

Enough austerity

Egyptian democracy activists on Tahrir Square in Cairo, December 2011 (photo: DW/Hebatallah Ismail Hafez)

Tahrir Square's democracy activists

The forgotten heroes

In May 2015, the NGO Nahnoo organised a demonstration in front of the closed park gates to demand its re-opening (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

Civil rights in Lebanon

″Reclaiming Beirut′s public space″