Society

Alchemiya logo with the media on which the channel is available (source: Alchemiya)

Launch of the digital television channel Alchemiya

A dose of positivity in dark times

Malala Yousafzai (left) and Kailash Satyarthi after receiving their Nobel Peace Prizes (photo: Reuters/NTB Scanpix/C. Poppe)

Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Serving stereotypes about the subcontinent?

Supporters of the Pegida movement demonstrating in Dresden (photo: Matthias Hieckel/dpa)

The sudden rise of Germany's Islamophobic Pegida movement

"The product of a nervous society"

A Pakistani soldier walks through the Army Public School a day after the deadly attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar, 17 December 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A Majeed)

Peshawar school attack

The cynical logic of the Pakistan Taliban

Children in Souss-Massa-Daraa, Djebel Sarhro, Antiatlas (photo: picture-alliance/blickwinkel/H.J. Igelmund)

Morocco's social gulf

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The many faces of poverty

A photographer takes a close up of one of the figures at the exhibition "SNIP IT! Stances on Ritual Circumcision" at the Jewish Museum in Berlin (photo: dpa/Wolfgang Kumm)

Exhibition: "SNIP IT! Stances on Ritual Circumcision"

An objective examination of a controversial issue

Pro-IS wall-chalkings in Balochistan that read "Long Live ISIS, long live Daish" and "Move forward, O dear Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. - Lashkar-e-Khurasaan" (photo: Kiran Nazish)

The emergence of Islamic State in Pakistan

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"They don't negotiate, they don't make partners"

The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (photo: private)

Saudi authorities crack down on bloggers

Assault on the freedom of expression

Asma Jahangir (photo: Wolfgang Schmidt/Right Livelihood Award Foundation)

Interview with Asma Jahangir, winner of the Right Livelihood Award

"Every restriction is based on religion"

Pope Francis releases a white dove outside the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Istanbul, 29 November 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/G. Ozturk)

The papal visit to Turkey

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A message of peace and dialogue

Palestinian schoolgirls from Hebron on their way to school (photo: HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

Hebron: a divided city

"Palestine is like a prison"

The sign for the Kazova shop and cultural centre, Istanbul (photo: Ekrem Guzeldere)

Istanbul's Kazova textile co-operative

Fighting on alone

Libyan journalists in Murzuq, south-west Libya (photo: Valerie Stocker)

Journalists in Libya

Caught in the crossfire

A Malaysian student studies the Koran in Hulu Langat near Kuala Lumpur (photo: MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Islam and violence

Conservative Muslims refute the violence of IS

The Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin-Neukölln (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Paul Zinken)

Muslims in Germany

Blocked integration

Indonesian women's rights activists Azriana Rambe Manalu (right) and Samsidar (photo: Christina Schott)

Women's rights in the Indonesian province of Aceh

"The population is being systematically silenced"

Demonstration during a speech on Tahrir Square, Cairo, 8 April 2011 (photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Book review: "Cairo. Open City" by Florian Ebner and Constanze Wicke

The power of images

Abdul Ghafur Brechna's picture "Sandali" in the book "Afghan Idioms and Proverbs" (source: Afghanistik Verlag)

Afghan idioms and proverbs

"The arrival of the king leads to the downfall of the village"

Abdelwahab Meddeb (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Emmanuel Marchadour)

The death of Abdelwahab Meddeb

A proponent of disloyal loyalty

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