Topic: Free speech and censorship

Journalist holding a placard bearing the likeness of Ahmet Altan stands in front of Istanbul courthouse on 19 June 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Kose)

Interview with Sanem Altan, daughter of Turkish detainee Ahmet Altan

″The rule of law is disappearing″

Turkish actor Baris Atay (photo: private)

Turkish actor Baris Atay

Defy the dictators!

Demonstrating against dictator Hosni Mubarak on Cairo′s Tahrir Square in 2011 (photo: dpa)

Egyptian video archive 858.ma

Nothing but the truth

Electioneering for Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt's presidential election

The defamation game

Aya Hijazi, founder of a non-governmental organisation that looks after street children, sits in a holding cell of a Cairo courthouse on charges of human trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors and using children in protests, 23.03.2017 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Societal repression in Egypt

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The tentacles of autocracy

Syrian dramatist Wael Kadour (photo: private)

Interview with Syrian playwright Wael Kadour

A vehicle for integration

Turkish exiles′ news platform ″Ahval″ (source: Ahval)

Turkish exiles′ news portal "Ahval"

Hardly politically neutral

Students protest in front of Azhar University in Cairo on 27.12.2012 (photo: Reuters)

Debating secularism and religion in the Islamic world

No threat to faith

Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with the Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar

"Their audacity leaves me speechless"

Far-right demonstrators in Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Thissen)

Right-wing populism in Europe and the USA

Those who cry wolf

Egyptian film director Tamer El Said (photo: private)

Interview with director Tamer El Said

"In the Last Days of the City": Between light and dark

Palestinian reads the newspaper in Hebron in the West Bank (photo: picture-alliance)

Gaza and the West Bank

Press freedom in Palestine: Condemned to self-censor

Armed Palestinian soldier stands in front of Banksy peace dove graffito in Bethlehem, West Bank (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Palestinian territories

From self-determination to dictatorship: With a rod of iron

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