Ali Anouzla
Algeria stands at a historic crossroads
Interview with Nizar Hassan
Beirut's ruling elite may be down, but they are not yet out
Women in Turkey
Ankara turns a blind eye to femicide
Turkish writer Ahmet Altan
Literature is more powerful than tyranny

Ali Anouzla on the presidential elections

Algeria's political impasse has been going on for weeks. Attempts to calm the public mood by sacrificing some of the Bouteflika faithful has only served to fuel demonstrators' demands that all such remnants of the old guard be rooted out. Whether there is an election or not, the crisis seems set to continue, writes political analyst Ali AnouzlaRead more

Interview with Lebanese activist Nizar Hassan

In the “Lebanese Politics Podcast”, co-host Nizar Hassan analyses political events in Lebanon. In interview with Qantara, he talks about solutions to the country’s economic crisis, the role of Hezbollah in the political negotiations and Lebanon's political prospectsRead more

Women in Turkey

A young Turkish woman was recently brutally murdered on her way home – one of 430 women killed in 2019 alone. Women's rights organisations are calling for better protection, but the government is doing almost nothing. By Daniel Bellut and Burcu KarakasRead more

Imprisoned Turkish writer Ahmet Altan

Unable to travel to Munich to attend the presentation ceremony for his Geschwister-Scholl Prize, writer Ahmet Altan penned a message against hatred and nationalism from his prison cell in Turkey. Read out by his close friend Yasemin Congar, it formed his acceptance speechRead more

Politics

Demonstrators protest on the streets of Algiers against army commander Gaid Saleh on 20 November 2019. Placards read “He says he is for the protesters, but in fact he intends to preserve the status quo”, “They all must go: Gaid Saleh – Two faces of the same regime” (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Bensalem)

Ali Anouzla on the presidential elections

Algeria stands at a historic crossroads

Political analyst, activist and podcaster Nizar Hassan from Beirut (photo: Julia Neumann)

Interview with Lebanese activist Nizar Hassan

Beirut's ruling elite may be down, but they are not yet out

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

Society

German-Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar (photo: DW)

Interview with the artist Parastou Forouhar

Iranian society in shock

Protesting violence against women in Istanbul on 8 December 2019 (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Women in Turkey

Ankara turns a blind eye to femicide

Arrested Turkish writer Ahmet Altan (source: S. Fischer Verlag)

Imprisoned Turkish writer Ahmet Altan

Literature is more powerful than tyranny

"Ahlan Simsim" children's TV programme by Sesame Workshop and the IRC (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Processing child trauma in the Middle East

Sesame Street's new trio of refugee puppets

Culture

Migrationsmuseum | Entwurf Hallen Kalk; Foto: krafthaus/ DOMiD-Archiv, Köln

Migration museum in Cologne

Recognising Germany's immigration society

Author Sherko Fatah (source: YouTube)

Book review: Sherko Fatah's "Schwarzer September"

Dirty war

Interview with Malaysian artist Nadiah Bamadhaj

Freeing the body from conservatism

Lebanese director Rabih Mroué (source: YouTube)

Interview with Lebanese director Rabih Mroué

"First, they all have to go. And all means all"