Topic: Free speech and censorship

Amine Ennaji in a still from "Kilikis, Town of Owls" (written and directed by Alaoui Lamharzi Azlarabe)

Film review: "Kilikis, the town of owls"

The power of reflected suffering

Mizyed's son looks at the scars of torture on his back in their shelter in a Lebanese refugee camp, Bekaa Valley (photo: DW/A. Vohra)

Torture under the Assad regime

Syrian detainee No. 72

Emine Ocak, a member of Saturday Mothers Turkish group is detained by Turkish female riot police during a demonstration on 25 August 2018 in Istanbul (photo: Getty Images/AFP/H. Tunc)

State repression in Turkey

Tear gas for grieving Saturday Mothers

Documenting illegal dog fights in Istanbul. An image from the "Control" series, 2015-2016, by Cagdas Erdogan; "A Pillar of Smoke" exhibition (photo: courtesy of the artist)

French festival showcases contemporary Turkish photography

Truths that buck the official discourse

Amr Gharbeia, technology and human rights officer with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (photo: DW)

Egypt’s new cybercrime law

What Sisi sees

Egyptian oud player and singer Sheikh Imam (source: YouTube)

Legendary oud player and singer Sheikh Imam

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Egypt's musical rebel

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS/dpa)| Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Comparison: India and Turkey

The Modi-Erdogan parallel

Section of the cover to Rachid Aylalʹs "Sahih al-Bukhari… The end of a legend" (photo: Raseef22)

Spotlight on Sahih al-Bukhari

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Rocking the foundations of Islam

Egyptian author Ahmed Naji (photo: private)

Interview with Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji

When writing becomes a crime

Yasmine Zohdi, editor with Egyptʹs Mada Masr (source: Twitter)

Interview with Yasmine Zohdi, editor with Egyptʹs Mada Masr

"Censorship is the worst it has ever been"

Religious nationalist Erdogan supporters during a demonstration in Istanbul (photo: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Public debate in Turkey post-Afrin

"There are plenty of traitors"

Still from Umut Dag's "The German Child" (photo: Daniela Incoronato)

German-Turkish film festival defies the odds

Sending a message

Still from Mani Haghighiʹs "Khook" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Berlinale 2018: Iranian film "Khook"

When heads roll

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