Yamina Bachir-Chouikh (photo: Institut du Monde Arabe)

Interview with Yamina Bachir-Chouikh

No Freedom of Expression without Funds

photo: Sudabeh Mohafez

Portrait Sudabeh Mohafez

Building Bridges between Teheran and Berlin

Scene from the film 'Cine Caravane' at the Beirut documentary festival DocuDays 2004

Arab Cinema

The Dawn of a New Documentary Film Culture

A Turkish flag waves on a boat sailing on the Bosporus through Istanbul, photo: AP

The Turkish Book Market

Hoping for a Push towards Modernisation

Cover "Kino des Orients"

Book Review

The 'Cinema of the Orient' Is Not a Hyped Illusion

Women in Afghanistan – identified by license plates, cartoon by the Algerian cartoonist Dilem (cartoon: Dilem)

Cartoons from the Maghreb

Cunning, Clever, Critical

Badou Jobe paved the way for world music stars like Youssou N'dour, Baba Maal, Salif Keïta and Mory Kante (photo: Momodou Camara)

Portrait Badou Jobe

The Rediscovery of African Values

Ayse Polat, photo: AP

Portrait Ayse Polat

An Unprejudiced View beyond Cultural Borders

Daniel Barenboim directs an orchestra composed of Israeli, Palestinian and Andalucian musicians (photo: AP)

Daniel Barenboim

Musical Diplomacy in the Middle East

The train was originally used to show educational and safety videos to rail personnel (photo: Mary Fowles)

Ciné Rail Project Morocco

Cultural Activities for Children

Rafi Peer (Rafi Peerzada), the "Father of Modern Theatre in the Sub-continent" (image: Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop)

Lahore World Performing Arts Festival

At the Banks of Annemarie Schimmel Bay

The "Green Dome" logo of the Islam and Shakespeare Festival (photo: Peter Sanders)

The Moroccan of Venice

Shakespeare and Islam at London's Globe Theatre

Radio is a powerful medium in Iraq, photo: AP

Radio for Iraqis

Germany Funds Election Radio in Iraq

Scene from "Blackout Journey", Germany's contribution to the festival (photo: Goethe Institute Cairo)

Cairo International Film Festival

Confronting Violence and Terrorism

The project aims to preserve Islamic artefacts threatened by the Israeli occupation (photo: Museum with No Frontiers)

"Museum with No Frontiers"

Countering the Destruction of Islamic Culture

Muhammad Bakri (photo: Martina Sabra)

Muhammad Bakri

A Palestinian's Career in Film

The prestigious Kleist Award that Sevgi Özdamar won is endowed with prize money to the tune of € 20,000 (photo: Isolde Ohlbaum, courtesy Kiwi-Verlag, Köln)

Sevgi Özdamar

German-Turkish Writer Wins Kleist Award

In Ken Loach's film "Ae Fond Kiss" the Muslim Pakistani Casim and the Catholic Irish Roisin fall in love, filmstill from "Ae Fond Kiss"

Ken Loach's "Ae Fond Kiss"

A Love Story between Two Cultures

According to the British press, Clotaire K easily combines Oum Kalsoum and Grandmaster Flash (photo: Tareq Al-Arab)

Arab HipHop – Clotaire K

"It's a Bastard Music I'm Doing"

Rumi is one of the bands whose concerts have recently been cancelled (photo: Tehran Avenue)

Popular Music in Iran

A Vulnerable and Problematic Art