Topic: Human rights

Logo of the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin 2020 (source: humanrightsfilmfestivalberlin.de)

Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

Lives in limbo

Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed (photo: screenshot/YouTube)

Interview with Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed

"Gradual change is a myth, Saudi society is ready"

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/PPO/M. Cetinmuhurda)

Ankara on the defensive

Pro-Kurdish faction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's crosshairs

Journalists protest against censorship in Tunis, January 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/N. Fauque)

Freedom of speech in the Middle East

Arabs follow fake news, while the dream of progress dies

Industrial water pollution in Kasserine, January 2017 (photo: Raoudha Gafrej)

Water shortage in the Maghreb

Climate change and Tunisia's water management challenge

Ethiopian women deported from Saudi Arabia in 2017 wait in Addis Ababa to be picked up by their families (photo: Mulugeta Ayene/AP)

Migrant workers in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon

Exploited, locked up, abandoned

Taghi Rahmani (photo: taghirahmani.com)

Interview with Iranian activist Taghi Rahmani

"A robust civil society is the essence of democracy"

Ronya Othmann (photo: Cihan Caknak)

Interview with author Ronya Othmann

Fighting the obliteration of Kurdish-Yazidi identity

Riad Seif (photo: picture-alliance/AA/A. Hudaverdi Yaman)

Riad Seif’s testimony at the Syrian torture trial in Germany

A Syrian opposition legend speaks out

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: AFP/Saudi Royal Palace/B. Al-Jaloud)

Pakistan and the Gulf

Arab allies jump ship over Pakistan's 'new Kashmir policy'

Coronavirus graffiti in Gaza (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Ajjour)

COVID-19 in the Middle East

It's high summer and coronavirus has never been stronger

UAE iPhone spyware | Ahmed Mansoor (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Gambrel)

Activists fear increased cyber-surveillance

Will repression in UAE intensify under the Israel deal?

Some 30 Nigerian women live in the small two-room apartment. They sleep on rugs on the floor (photo: Dara Foi'elle)

The iniquity of the kafala system

Lebanon's migrant workers – exploited, then abandoned

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