Country: Egypt

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on the 'campaign trail' (photo: Getty Images/A. Berry)

Egyptʹs 2018 presidential elections

Blatant autocracy

Egyptian author Ahmed Naji (photo: private)

Interview with Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji

When writing becomes a crime

Yasmine Zohdi, editor with Egyptʹs Mada Masr (source: Twitter)

Interview with Yasmine Zohdi, editor with Egyptʹs Mada Masr

"Censorship is the worst it has ever been"

Bahur Ghazi (centre) with his ensemble Palmyra (photo:

Syrian oud player Bahur Ghazi

Hoping for a phoenix

Muslim reads from the Koran (photo: picture-alliance/ANP/R. Koole)

Islamist ideology debunked

Getting past the abuse

Extract from the film "Sheikh Jackson" (source: YouTube)

Film review: ″Sheikh Jackson″

Pop go the faithful

Military parade in the United Arab Emirates (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Emirates News Agency)

Saudi Arabian and UAE foreign policy

A finger in every pie

Al-Azhar sheikh chatting in a coffee house with young people in Cairo′s Sharabiya quarter (photo: Karim El-Gawhary)

Anti-radicalisation strategies in Egypt

Sheikhs on the beat

A man sits next to a mural of Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Sharm al-Sheikh (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

The role of Egypt′s armed forces

A military empire

Demonstration against German arms exports in front of the German Parliament in Berlin (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Germany's arms exports controversy


When doves cry

Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Accusations against Tariq Ramadan


Yet to be proven

Demonstrating against dictator Hosni Mubarak on Cairo′s Tahrir Square in 2011 (photo: dpa)

Egyptian video archive

Nothing but the truth

Electioneering for Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt's presidential election

The defamation game

Arab youth (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Friedrich Ebert Foundation publishes MENA youth study

The optimism of youth

Aya Hijazi, founder of a non-governmental organisation that looks after street children, sits in a holding cell of a Cairo courthouse on charges of human trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors and using children in protests, 23.03.2017 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Societal repression in Egypt


The tentacles of autocracy