Topic: Democracy and civil society

Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed (photo: screenshot/YouTube)

Interview with Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed

"Gradual change is a myth, Saudi society is ready"

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/PPO/M. Cetinmuhurda)

Ankara on the defensive

Pro-Kurdish faction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crosshairs

Journalists protest against censorship in Tunis, January 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/N. Fauque)

Freedom of speech in the Middle East

Arabs follow fake news, while the dream of progress dies

Disinfection measures against the coronavirus in Iran (photo: picture-alliance/AP/V. Salemi)

COVID-19 and terrorism

9/11, coronavirus – epochal events that force a re-think

Taghi Rahmani (photo: taghirahmani.com)

Interview with Iranian activist Taghi Rahmani

"A robust civil society is the essence of democracy"

Protests in the Libyan capital, Tripoli (photo: picture-alliance/AA/H. Turkia)

Protests in Libya

Violence and corruption: young people say enough's enough

Hagar Yahia, a Yemeni woman, shows the amount of flour she uses to make a loaf of bread, 15 February 2018, Abyan, Yemen. (photo: © Nariman El-Mofty/AP; CC BY 2.0 via flickr.com)

Women's rights in Yemen

Making the most of the space available

Children climb on an abandoned Soviet tank in Mazar-e-Sharif (photo: AP)

Afghanistan's decline and long search for peace

A slide into war and chaos

A window frame on Mounir al-Khodr's roof terrace in Beirut is removed (photo: Julia Neumann)

One month after the Beirut port explosion

"We sweep trauma under the carpet and carry on"

Soldier in Afghanistan with a flower in his rifle (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

19 years on from 9/11

Has Germany failed in Afghanistan?

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: AFP/Saudi Royal Palace/B. Al-Jaloud)

Pakistan and the Gulf

Arab allies jump ship over Pakistan's 'new Kashmir policy'

A man looks out of the window of his damaged apartment in downtown Beirut at the destruction caused by the explosion in Beirut Port, 14.08.2020 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Naamani)

Overcoming fear and mistrust

Processing Lebanon's long legacy of collective trauma

UAE iPhone spyware | Ahmed Mansoor (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Gambrel)

Activists fear increased cyber-surveillance

Will repression in UAE intensify under the Israel deal?

Some 30 Nigerian women live in the small two-room apartment. They sleep on rugs on the floor (photo: Dara Foi'elle)

The iniquity of the kafala system

Lebanon's migrant workers – exploited, then abandoned

Launching "Sauti", Africa's first ever feminist blog (source: Office Of The African Union Special Envoy On Youth)

Sauti – Africa young feminist blog

Giving a voice to young African women during coronavirus

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