Topic: Free speech and censorship

E-opposition rally in Algeria (photo: DW/Ben Chenouf Mahrez)

The Maghreb

Why does the Algerian regime fear Rachad?

Abdullah Gul, Turkey's former president (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Kisbenede)

Turkey's general election

Abdullah Gul′s choice

The German philosopher, Juergen Habermas (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Juergen Habermas awarded Kluge Prize for Philosophy

″Asylum is a human right″

Al Jazeera journalists Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mahmoud awaiting trial (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Al-Sisi′s Egypt

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Hopes for a free press fading

Bangladesh's first lesbian comic strip heroine, Dhee (photo: Boys of Bangladesh)

Introducing Dhee

Bangladesh's first lesbian comic strip heroine

Protesting corruption in Iraq (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Popular unrest in the Middle East

Who says popular demand for change is off the agenda?

Egyptian student Mariam Malak (photo: Getty Images/AFP/K. Desouki)

Corruption in Egypt

Model student becomes anti-corruption icon

Protests in Cairo concerning the arrest of Al-Jazeera journalists (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt′s media and the new anti-terror law

Towing the government line

"Rana Plaza," a Bengali film based on the 2013 garment factory disaster in Bangladesh, has been banned by the High Court in Dhaka

Bangladeshi cinema

"Rana Plaza" film ban: the two sides of the story

Saudi women look at jewellery at a gold fair in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 March 2009 (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Book review: "Where Pigeons Don't Fly" by Yousef Al-Mohaimeed

Haunted by a suffocating society

Poster advertising Abla Fahita's TV show in Cairo (photo: Elisabeth Lehmann)

Abla Fahita: an Egyptian media phenomenon

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The taboo-challenging puppet

Dima Wannous (photo: Richard Sammour)

Book review: "Details" by Dima Wannous

Everyday life in a dictatorship

Mohammad-Ali Sepanlou (photo: private)

Obituary: Mohammad-Ali Sepanlou

A master of contemporary Iranian letters

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's state visit to Germany

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A dictator in Berlin

The Opera House in Cairo (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Culture and censorship in Egypt

Cairo's guardians of morality

Bassem Youssef hosting "AlBernameg" (photo: AlBernameg)

Bassem Youssef

All the world's a stage for Egyptian satire star

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