Country: Middle East

Screenshot from the 'Women under siege' website (source: https://womenundersiegesyria.crowdmap.com/)

The ''Women under Siege'' Website

Mapping Sexual Violence in Syria

The Turkish pianist Fazil Say (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Turkish Pianist Fazil Say Sentenced for Insulting Islam

Playing the Wrong Tune

A man wearing a gas mask and a boy run away from a combat zone in Aleppo, Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Essay by the Syrian Writer Fawwaz Haddad

Children of a Divided Nation

US President Barack Obama shaking hands with young Israelis (photo: Reuters)

Obama's Visit to the Middle East

Winning Peace through Hearts and Minds

Al-Kasaba trainee actors in rehearsal (photo: Schauspiel-Akademie)

Drama School in the West Bank

Theatre of Hope

The entrance to the Tahrir Lounge in Cairo (photo: Hammuda Bdewi)

The ''Tahrir Lounge'' in Cairo

Grassroots Democracy

Amos Oz, author and peace activist (photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Interview with Amos Oz

''I Love Israel Even in Times When I Don't Like It''

Palestinian activists from the tent city Bab al-Shams in the West Bank (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Non-Violent Resistance in Palestine

Hitting a Nerve

Protest against the Assad regime (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Civil War and Cultural Protest in Syria

''The Revolution Has Become an Orphan''

Seyed Hossein Mousavian (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Hossein Mousavian

''Iran Will Not Negotiate under Threat''

A World Not Ours, by Mahdi Fleifel (copyright: www.berlinale.de)

Interview with Mahdi Fleifel

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''God Is Not an Estate Agent''

Supporters of the Muslim Brothers holding up pictures of president Mursi (photo: AP)

Muslim Brothers as Victims

''25 TV Stations Are Working against Us''

The inner courtyard of Al-Azhar University (photo: picture alliance/Bibliographisches Institut/Prof. Dr. H. Wilhelmy)

Al-Azhar and Pan-Islamic Rationalism

The Demise of Islamic Centres of Moderation

 Ernst Herzfeld, excavation photograph 1911-1913 (photo: © Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

Islamic Archeology

Samarra, Centre of the World

Protest against Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi in December 2012 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Impoverishment of the Egyptian Middle Class

A Frustrated People

Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Mohamed Morsi

''We Don't Want a Theocratic State''

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