Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

Tunisian Yassine Rihani spent three months working at the Education Centre for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Nuremberg (photo: ifa/Kuhnle)

Rights for the disabled in Tunisia

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Inching towards inclusion

Great guys, one and all? Front row, from left to right, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali next to Ali Abdullah Saleh, Muammar Gaddafi and Hosni Mubarak (photo: dpa)

Tyranny in the Islamic world

Keeping the tribe alive

A Koca Sinan Camii mosque congregation member inspects damage to the mosque and Korans the day after a fire there the previous night, as a Turkish flag hangs nearby, on 11 March 2018 in Berlin, Germany (photo: Getty Images/Adam Berry)

Mosque attacks in Germany

A duty to protect

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on the 'campaign trail' (photo: Getty Images/A. Berry)

Egyptʹs 2018 presidential elections

Blatant autocracy

The German Cabinet: Spahn | Barley | Klockner | von der Leyen | Maas | Merkel (photo: picture-alliance/Sven Simon/E. Kremser)

Germany's new cabinet

Where's the ethnic diversity?

Publicity material about Oman′s ruler, Sultan Qaboos (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Sultanate of Oman

A happy symbiosis

Social unrest in Algiers at the beginning of January (photo: Reuters)

Social unrest in Algeria

Cranking up the pressure

Berber villagers ride their donkeys through snow covered mountains in Tighanmin, a Middle Atlas village near Azilal, central Morocco, on 15 February 2018 (photo: AP Photo/Mosaʹab Elshamy)

Snow in Moroccoʹs Atlas mountains

Calling the King to account

Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali (photo: Bachtyar Ali)

Interview with Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali

"I only exist where my words take flight"

Muslim teacher Fereshta Ludin (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Headscarves and neutrality

"It′s our decision!"

Demonstrations and protests against price hikes on 12.01.2018 in Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Y. Gaidi)

Lessons from the unrest in Tunisia

Free in name only

Electioneering for Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt's presidential election

The defamation game

Supporters of Pakistani opposition parties PAT, PPP and PTI at a joint justice demonstration in Lahore on 17.01.2018, protesting the 2014 Model Town tragedy (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA PRESS/R. Sajid Hussain)

Trump's Pakistan outburst

Reckless tweets vs. democratic hopes

Arab youth (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Friedrich Ebert Foundation publishes MENA youth study

The optimism of youth

Aya Hijazi, founder of a non-governmental organisation that looks after street children, sits in a holding cell of a Cairo courthouse on charges of human trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors and using children in protests, 23.03.2017 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Societal repression in Egypt

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The tentacles of autocracy

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