Topic: Democracy and civil society

Demonstrators protest on the streets of Algiers against army commander Gaid Saleh on 20 November 2019. Placards read “He says he is for the protesters, but in fact he intends to preserve the status quo”, “They all must go: Gaid Saleh – Two faces of the same regime” (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Bensalem)

Ali Anouzla on the presidential elections

Algeria stands at a historic crossroads

Political analyst, activist and podcaster Nizar Hassan from Beirut (photo: Julia Neumann)

Interview with Lebanese activist Nizar Hassan

Beirut's ruling elite may be down, but they are not yet out

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

Arrested Turkish writer Ahmet Altan (source: S. Fischer Verlag)

Imprisoned Turkish writer Ahmet Altan

Literature is more powerful than tyranny

Lebanese director Rabih Mroué (source: YouTube)

Interview with Lebanese director Rabih Mroué

"First, they all have to go. And all means all"

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Sudan's premier Abdalla Hamdok give a press conference in Khartoum on 03.09.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Nietfeld

Horn of Africa

Give Sudan's fledgling democracy the support it deserves!

Murdered Syrian activist and journalist Raed Fares (photo: Radio Fresh)

Fighting for democracy and a free Syria

"Ideas cannot be killed with weapons" – remembering Raed Fares

Moroccan political scientist Hassan Aourid (photo: private)

Interview with the Moroccan thinker Hassan Aourid

Democracy cannot be stopped

Protest march in Pakistani Kashmir (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

India and Pakistan

"If Germany can be reunified, so can Kashmir"

Iraqi women protest in Basra, 7 September 2018 (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

Patriarchy and governance

Iraq's token females

Anti-government protests on Tahrir Square in Baghdad on 03.11.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Anti-government protests

Is this Iraq's Arab Spring?

Ahmet Altan graphic (source: DW)

Released from prison

Turkish author Ahmet Altan and the power of words

Journalist, blogger and human rights activist Esraa Abdel-Fattah (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Human rights in Egypt

Free Esraa Abdel-Fattah!

Symbolic image of a genie and a bottle (photo: Imago)

Unrest in the Arab world

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The genie is out of the bottle

Morocco's teachers demonstrate for better working conditions on 24.03.2019 in Rabat (photo: Reuters)

Democracy and human rights

Morocco's police state makes a comeback

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