Topic: Free speech and censorship

A man bearing the Turkish flag walks past a Turkish police office guarding the Reina nightclub in Istanbul following the New Year's Eve terrorist attack (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/E. Gurel)

Erdogan′s grand plan

Turkey's last elections?

A rebel fighter near the city of Aleppo

The Syrian revolution

Girding the forces of change

Mozn Hassan, director of the Cairo-based NGO Nazra for Feminist Studies and Right Livelihood Award winner (photo: private)

RLA winner Mozn Hassan on civil repression in Egypt

″Now′s the time to be creative″

Grand opening of the 59th Festival for Animation and Documentary Films in Leipzig, November 2016

Turkish documentaries at Dok Leipzig 2016

Resilience in the face of adversity

Iranian author Abbas Maroufi (photo: Volker Kaminski)

Interview with the Iranian writer Abbas Maroufi

″Self-censorship is the worst″

Egyptian feminist Azza Soliman (photo: private)

Azza Soliman, an Egyptian feminist at risk

"What has Azza done?"

Visitors to the German stand at the International Book Fair in Istanbul (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Germany at the Istanbul Book Fair

Solidarity with readers

Cake celebrating the opening of the 2nd Suez Canal: "Long live Egypt!"

Post-revolution transformation in Egypt and Tunisia

Let them eat cake!

German author and journalist Cigdem Akyol (picture-alliance/dpa/D.Bockwoldt)

Press freedom in Turkey

Writing in a state of fear

Symbolic image of World Cup 2022 to be hosted by Qatar

World Cup 2022 and Qatari reforms

So much hot air

Demonstration against media censorship in Turkey (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Suna)

Turkey′s repression of Kurdish media

No holds barred

Persecuted Turkish journalist named honorary Paris citizen

Erdogan′s Turkey

Spinning out of control

Syrian author Dima Wannous (photo: picture-alliance/Geisler-Fotopress/O. Kern)

Syrian literature in times of turmoil

An author on standby

The Istanbul Security Directorate in Vatan Street where some of the cases of police torture and ill-treatment documented by Human Rights Watch took place (photo: Human Rights Watch 2016)

Human Rights Watch: Turkey suspends safeguards against torture

Theatre performance in Tehran (photo: Mehr)

Roxanne Varzi's novel "Last Scene Underground"

Finding freedom in the catacombs

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