Topic: Democracy and civil society

Giorgia Meloni, standing outside next to a man who is applauding; she is holding up her left arm (photo: Nur Photo/picture-alliance)

Italy's victorious right

Hide the swastikas!

The protests in Iran have broken taboos in the country, but security forces have hit back with lethal force (photo: Thomas COEX/AFP)

Hadis, Minoo and Ghazaleh

The women victims of Iran's crackdown

Women remove their veils with backs to the camera, protesting the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran (photo: picture-alliance)

2022 Iran protests

Can the Iranian system survive?

Iranians continued their demonstrations against the regime in the capital Tehran on Wednesday (Sept. 28) (photo: social media/ZUMA/picture-allliance)

Protests in Iran

On the eve of a new world era?

Goethe Medal winner Mohamed Abla from Egypt at the award ceremony in Weimar, 28.08.2022 (photo: Goethe-Institut)

Mohamed Abla awarded Goethe Medal

Telling stories through art

Yemeni soldiers loyal to the Southern Transitional Council (photo: picture-alliance/PhotoLab)

Saudi Arabia’s divided anti-Houthi coalition

Rescuing the state of Yemen

Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr burn a U.S. flag during a demonstration in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on 16 September 2016 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)(photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine conflict

How Russia is winning the information war in the Middle East

Street scene in Kabul, pick-up in the centre transporting Taliban fighters (photo: picture-alliance)

One year of Taliban rule

How life has changed for Afghans

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) inspects a guard of honour before addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort during the celebrations to mark countrys Independence Day in New Delhi on 15 August 2022 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Indian democracy at 75

Narendra Modi’s damaging dominance

June 2022: Men demonstrate against a hike in fuel prices in Peshawar, Pakistan (photo: Reuters)

Pakistan turns 75

Islamabad has serious issues

A woman wearing a burka walks along a road towards her home after receiving free bread distributed as part of the Save Afghans From Hunger campaign in Kabul on 18 January 2022. (photo: Wakil Koshar/AFP)

Afghanistan: ‘One of the world’s worst humanitarian crises’

Noori & His Dorpa Band in the Sudan National Museum (photo: Yasir Elhassan)

Noori & His Dorpa Band's "Beja Power"

Defiant in the face of repression

View inside a Google data centre (photo: Conny Zhou/Zuma Press/picture-alliance)

Data centre plans in Saudi Arabia

Google puts Saudi activists in danger

Mullah Baradah (centre) and other Taliban officials (photo: picture-alliance)

Afghanistan

One year on, Taliban torn over reforms

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