Topic: Rule of law

Mada Masr's journalists (left to right): Rana Mamdouh, Sara Seif Eddin, editor-in-chief Lina Attalah and Beesan Kassab in front of Cairo's Appeals Prosecution after being released on bail (photo: Mada Masr)

Press freedom in Egypt

Renewed crackdown threatens last independent news site

Salma al-Shehab talking to a Saudi journalist at the 2014 book fair in Riyadh (photo: Saudi State Television/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia

When a tweet gets you 34 years in prison

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) inspects a guard of honour before addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort during the celebrations to mark countrys Independence Day in New Delhi on 15 August 2022 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Indian democracy at 75

Narendra Modi’s damaging dominance

President Kais Saied casts his vote in the referendum on Monday, 25 July 2022 (photo: Tunisian Presidency/ZUM Wire/IMAGO)

Constitutional referendum in Tunisia

What next for the birthplace of the Arab Spring?

A man casts his vote in the Tunisian constitutional referendum, Tunis, Monday, 25 July 2022 (photo: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters)

A new constitution for Tunisia

From president's power grab to referendum

Women protesting against President Kaïs Saïed's proposed constitution in the run-up to the referendum on 25 July (photo: Zeubair Soussiy/REUTERS)

Referendum on a new constitution for Tunisia

Rolling back the achievements of the revolution

Collapse of a high-rise building in Abadan (photo: Hossein Abdollah Asl/picture-alliance)

Iran's corruptocracy

Why the Abadan building collapse matters

Iraqi Kurd Haresh Talib says he struggles to get paid and his children's schooling is disrupted in his conflict-riddled country (photo: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP)

Baggage of despair

Iraqi Kurd plans new escape to Europe

Sri Lankan auto rickshaw drivers queue up to buy petrol near a fuel station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13 April 2022 (photo: AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Which country will be next?

Lebanon and Sri Lanka share economic collapse

The defendants in court in Syros on 5 May 2022 (photo: BORDERLINE EUROPE)

Europe’s contempt for refugees' human rights

Draconian punishments for boat people

Umit Ozdag, leader of the Zafer Partisi or "Victory Party" (photo: ADEM ALTAN/AFP)

Electioneering in Turkey

Turkish right-wing populists on the rise

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks following a Cabinet meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, 23 May 2022 (photo: Turkish Presidency/AP Photo)

Osman Kavala and Turkey's travesty of justice

Exploiting the fog of war

A pharmacy in Beirut (photo: Goethe-Institut/Ruya, Zeinab Othman)

Lebanon's chronic medicine shortage

Zero state support, much Lebanese solidarity

3 July 2021, London, United Kingdom: Protesters stage a demonstration in Whitehall against the the military coup in Egypt in its 8th anniversary (photo: Tayfun Salci/ZUMA Wire)

Repression in Sisi's Egypt

Egyptian media workers – systematically intimidated

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