Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

Symbolic image: Muslim prayer chain and prayer cap (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Atheism in the Arab World

The dictators' scourge: Of 'heresy' and humanists

Aydan Ozoguz (SPD), Germany′s federal commissioner for migration, refugees and integration attends the German Islam Conference in 2015 (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Immigrants in Germany

Electioneering in the Federal Republic: Courting the immigrant vote

Palestinian reads the newspaper in Hebron in the West Bank (photo: picture-alliance)

Gaza and the West Bank

Press freedom in Palestine: Condemned to self-censor

Armed Palestinian soldier stands in front of Banksy peace dove graffito in Bethlehem, West Bank (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Palestinian territories

From self-determination to dictatorship: With a rod of iron

U.S. President Donald Trump in Phoenix (photo: Reuters/A. Brandon)

Donald Trump′s America

U.S. immigration policy: Damn those cosmopolitans

Iranians celebrate Rouhani′s election victory in Tehran (source: IRNA)

The Islamic Republic

The West's Iran policy: For real change through trade

Opposition politician Imran Khan in his residence in Bani Fala (photo: Reuters/Caren Firouz)

Pakistan

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Interview with Pakistani politician Imran Khan: "Moving towards democracy"

Logo DW website "Qantara.de"

Press freedom

Pleading our own cause: Egyptian authorities block Qantara.de

Celebrating victory against IS in Mosul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP/K. Kadim)

Middle East

Ending Iraq′s humanitarian crisis: Trust the people

Waste collected by Moroccan "chiffonniers" (photo: ARD)

Waste separation and recycling in Morocco

Morocco's recycling pioneers

A woman walks past Egyptian army tanks in downtown Cairo (photo: dpa)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Fear of change

Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu and his wife during a rally along the route of the "Justice March" (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu's "Justice March"

Turkey's emboldened opposition

Kemal Kilicdaroglu holds up an "Adalet" (Justice) placard during the March for Justice (photo: Reuters)

Turkey one year after the attempted coup

In a mental state of emergency

Muslims and Jews take part in a Stop Trump demo in Berlin, February 2017 (photo: Salaam-Shalom Initiative)

The nature of Islam

Neither violence nor peace

Egyptian man sits in a church following the IS attack on Coptic Christians in Tanta, Egypt (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP)

Islam in the Middle East

The curse of religiosity

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