Topic: Democracy and civil society

Boualem Sansal (photo dpa)

Algerian Literature

Boualem Sansal Wins Top German Cultural Award

Detail from the cover of The Night of the Golden Butterfly (source: publisher)

Tariq Ali: ''The Night of the Golden Butterfly''

Shimmering Prose against the Clash of Civilisations

A jubilant crowd in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, after the news broke President Saleh had left the country (photo: AP)

Power Struggle in Yemen

A Yemeni Tribal Affair

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan (photo: dpa)

Turkey's Election Campaigns

In Awe of Erdogan

President Barack Obama delivers a policy address on events in the Middle East, May 19, 2011 (photo: AP)

The US and the Arab Spring

Obama Addresses a Fearless Middle East

Tahrir square (photo: AP)

Modern-day Orientalism

Great How They Keep Things Clean and Tidy!

Women wearing burqas, Afghanistan (photo: AP)

Who Is Hidden beneath the Burqa?

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An Appeal to the West

Demonstration for Secularism in Tunisia in spring 2011 (photo: Lina Ben Mhenni/DW)

Intercultural Dialogue

Goethe Institute Supports Post-Arab Spring Cultural Work

Scene from 'The Unseen' (photo: Asya film)

The Turkish Film Miracle

Spirit of Optimism and a Lack of Craftsmanship

Adonis (photo: dpa)

Arab Intellectuals and the Arab Spring

The Silence of the Thinkers

Protests on Tahrir Square (photo: AP)

Interview with Hamid Dabashi

''Another People Now Is Redefining the Idea of Democracy''

Protests in Banias (AP)

Uprisings in Syria

''The People Want to Topple the Regime''

Interview with the Saudi Writer Badriya Al-Bishr

''Anything You Write about Is Made a Scandal, Even Love''

Khaled Al-Khamissi (left) and Stefan Weidner (photomontage: Susanne Schanda/DW)

In Dialogue: Khaled Al-Khamissi – Stefan Weidner

The Arab Spring

Salafists protesting in Cairo (photo: AP)

Salafists and the Arab Spring

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Fears of Rising Extremism in Egypt's Power Vacuum

Newspapers in Damascus, Syria (photo: Mona Naggar)

The Press in Syria

Independent Media as Enemies of the System

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