Culture

Mona Shaikh (photo: Ash Gupta/838 Media Group)

Interview with comedian Mona Shaikh

"Being able to create a dialogue is a very important step for me"

Samir (photo: Berlinale)

Interview with filmmaker Samir

An Iraqi odyssey

Tawfiq al-Hakim (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Book review: Tawfiq al-Hakim's "The Revolt of the Young"

A revolutionary manual for older generations

Amjad Nasser (photo: Amjad Nasser)

Amjad Nasser on the role of Arab writers in Arab society

Speaking out in societies without words

The launch of "Syria Speaks: Arts and Culture from the Frontline" in the Theater Aan Het Spui in the Hague on 25 March as part of the Movies that Matter Film Festival. From left: Rasha Abbas; a member of anonymous artists' collective Al-Shaab al-Suri Aref Tariqahu, Malu Halasa, Zaher Omareen and Yassin al-Haj Saleh (photo: Maarten van Haaff)

"Syria Speaks"

Challenging violence with creativity

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (photo: Ullstein Bild – Roger Viollet)

Goethe and the Orient

Why did the poet's mind wander to far-off climes?

Protests in Istanbul against the censorship of the press (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Artists in Turkey

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Artists against Erdogan's censorship

Israeli filmmaker Mor Loushy (photo: DW)

Interview with Israeli filmmaker Mor Loushy

"I am ultimately fighting for a better future in my homeland"

People attending a Kurdish langauge class in Diyarbakir, Turkey (photo. DW/N. Sipar)

Kurdish in exile

The right to a mother tongue

BKO Quintet (source: Buda Musique)

Album review: "Bamako Today" by the BKO Quintet

A fascinating mix of the old and the new

Abbas Khider (photo: imago)

Interview with the Iraqi author Abbas Khider

"German is my new language"

Poster advertising the Riahi brothers' "Everyday Rebellion" project (photo: W-film/Golden Girls Filmproduktion)

Interview with filmmaker Arash T. Riahi

"Non-violent revolutions are not a hippie fantasy"

The Algerian writer Malek Alloula (photo: Krzysztof Zielinski)

Obituary: the Algerian writer Malek Alloula

A prophet unaccepted in his own country

Tailback in Tehran (photo: MEHR)

Book review: "I'm Probably Lost" by Sara Salar

Silent rebellion

Scene from Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott" (source: zad communication & production)

Ibrahim El Batout's film "El Ott"

"We sell people, we sell souls"

Assia Djebar (photo: picture-alliance/obs)

Obituary: the Algerian author Assia Djebar

Trailblazer for her country, her gender and her continent

Ahmed Mourad (photo: Ahmed Mourad)

Book review: "Diamond Dust" by Ahmed Mourad

A dark political crime novel from Egypt

Trio Chemirani (photo: Harmonia Mundi)

Album review: "Dawar" by Trio Chemirani

A brilliant kaleidoscope of textures

The Iranian director Jafar Panahi (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Kenare)

Berlinale 2015: Golden Bear for Jafar Panahi's film "Taxi"

An incredible feeling of warmth and humanity

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