Topic: Democracy and civil society

Protesting in Beirut, Lebanon (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Lebanese political scientist Bassel Salloukh

Will a new Lebanon arise from the ashes of Beirut?

Teachers taking photos of the demonstration held in Amman on 29 July 2020 to protest the government decision to dissolve the teacher's syndicate and arrest its leaders (photo: Sherbel Dissi)

Amman and The Teachers' Syndicate

Free speech for everybody? Not so in Jordan, apparently

Die Detonationen verursachten in der nahen Umgebung eine Trümmerwüste

Aftermath of the Beirut explosion

Lebanon, a state in freefall thanks to corrupt governance

Destroyed silo following explosion in Beirut port, 04.08.2020 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/STR)

Beirut in crisis

Can things get any worse for the people of Lebanon?

Lebanese writer and critic Elias Khoury (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/B. Hussein)

Lebanese author Elias Khoury in interview

Beirut's ruling class – "The stupidest mafia there is"

After the murder of Pinar Gültekin, thousands of women took to the street in Istanbul calling for greater protection for women (photo: DHA)

Violence against women

Femicide on the rise in Turkey

Safiyya and Azem Abu Daqqa, both qualified agricultural engineers, inspect seedlings in their greenhouse (photo: Afaq)

Private initiatives in Gaza

For a brighter future ... despite the blockade

Algerian environmental association HOME conducts training sessions for 60 fishermen, selected from five ports, on sustainable fishing (photo: Samia Balistrou)

Tipaza's HOME environmental activists

Algerian woman spearheads fight for sustainable fishing

A Pakistani soldier collects information from an Ahmadi Muslim resident (photo: Getty Images/A. Ali)

Endemic anti-Ahmadiyya discrimination

Pakistan's "Commission for Minorities" without the Ahmadis

Demonstration against racism in Tunisia (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Belaid)

Black Lives Matter in Egypt

The controversy surrounding racism – are Arabs racist?

Young Turks in a park in Istanbul (photo: Getty Images/Anadolu Agency/O. Coban)

Political transition on the Bosphorus?

Turkey's "woke" Generation Z haunts President Erdogan

Racism researcher Mark Terkessidis (source: Facebook/Mark Terkessidis)

Interview with racism researcher Mark Terkessidis

What does Black Lives Matter have to do with Germany?

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