Topic: Human rights

Still of main character Hoda taken from Farah Shaer's short film "Shakwa" (photo: Farah Shaer)

Gender inequality in the Middle East

Gritty Lebanese film challenges marital rape impunity in Arab world

Photo montage: Arab autocrats stand to gain from Trump re-election (source: DW)

U.S. elections and the Middle East

Arab dictators hold their breath at Trump's possible exit

Asian-looking Muslim convert with three children (source: screenshot; Fatabyyano)

COVID-19 and fake news in the Middle East

Arabs find comfort in coronavirus conspiracy theories

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

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