Topic: Human rights

The seven presidential candidates approved by Iran's Council of Guardians, on the far right Ebrahim Raisi, favourite to win

Iran's 2021 presidential elections

Iran's elite politicians ignore the burning social issues

Polling station for Syrian citizens in Lebanon in a tent. The voting booths are partitioned off with cloths to which Syrian flags are attached. Portraits of the three candidates hang from the ceiling. Polling officers assign free voting booths to voters (photo: Hussein Malla/AP-Photo/picture alliance)

Loyalty and legitimacy in Syria

Bashar al-Assad's staging of the presidential election

Juergen Habermas at the John W. Kluge Prize award ceremony in Washington in 2015 (photo: Shawn Miller)

Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Why has Juergen Habermas rejected a prize from the UAE?

Barelvis demonstrating in Lahore, Pakistan, 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/M. Sajjad)

Religious persecution in Pakistan

Violence increasing against the beleaguered Ahmadiyya community

MoMA exhibition shows how urban planning fosters social division (photo: courtesy of the artist /The Museum of Modern Art New York)

MoMA: Racism in U.S. urban planning

The role of architecture in America's systemic racism

Street scene in Cairo: A father rides a motorbike with his five children (photo: picture alliance/ dpa/ Matthias Toedt)

Overpopulation and Sisi regime propaganda

Egypt's people – nothing but a burden and a nuisance

A youth walks past a banner depicting Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally for Druze residents of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights in the village of Majdal Shams to mark Syria's Independence Day on 17 April 2021 (photo: JALAA MAREY/AFP)

Syria 10 years on

Bashar al-Assad’s Pyrrhic victory and the arrogance of power

Protestors hold banners in support of journalists and free speech in New Delhi, India, 3 February 2021 (photo: AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Eroding confidence in the Fourth Estate

Narendra Modi declares war on India's free press

The lobby of Spinzar Hotel in downtown Kabul (photo: Emran Feroz)

The fate of Europe's unwanted Afghans

"Deportee Central" – a seedy hotel in downtown Kabul

18 year-old Afghan Negin Khapalwak plays the piano (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Jawad)

Afghanistan and civil society

Ban on Afghan girls singing dropped after activist outrage

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