Topic: Human Rights

A Koca Sinan Camii mosque congregation member inspects damage to the mosque and Korans the day after a fire there the previous night, as a Turkish flag hangs nearby, on 11 March 2018 in Berlin, Germany (photo: Getty Images/Adam Berry)

Mosque attacks in Germany

A duty to protect

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"

Religious nationalist Erdogan supporters during a demonstration in Istanbul (photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Public debate in Turkey post-Afrin

"There are plenty of traitors"

This archive photo dated 09.08.2014 shows Syrian refugee children carry water bottles as they walk amid damage and the remains of tents for Syrian refugees that were burnt in the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley (photo: Reuters/Ahmad Shalha)

Syrian refugees

The burden of hospitality

Still from Umut Dag's "The German Child" (photo: Daniela Incoronato)

German-Turkish film festival defies the odds

Sending a message

Supporters of Morocco's Hirak El-Shaabi movement hold placards and shout slogans calling for the release of the movement's leader Nasser Zefzafi outside the Casablanca Court of Appeals during his trial on 31 October 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP Photo/F. Senna)

Moroccoʹs treatment of Hirak El-Shaabi

Fair trial? Fat chance

White Helmet volunteers rescue children from the destruction of Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

Syria’s White Helmets

Stigmatising saviours

Berber villagers ride their donkeys through snow covered mountains in Tighanmin, a Middle Atlas village near Azilal, central Morocco, on 15 February 2018 (photo: AP Photo/Mosaʹab Elshamy)

Snow in Moroccoʹs Atlas mountains

Calling the King to account

Journalist holding a placard bearing the likeness of Ahmet Altan stands in front of Istanbul courthouse on 19 June 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Kose)

Interview with Sanem Altan, daughter of Turkish detainee Ahmet Altan

″The rule of law is disappearing″

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

Egypt's presidential election

The defamation game

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

Symbolic image of Trump's travel ban; international travellers arriving at Boston's Logan Airport are reflected in a door next to a no entry sign (photo: Reuters/B. Snyder)

Book review: a ″Banthology″ of short stories

Framing the dangerous nations

Libyan author Hisham Matar (photo: Luchterhand Literaturverlag)

Interview with Libyan author Hisham Matar

″You can't turn back the clock″