Topic: Free speech and censorship

Egyptian journalists and photographers protest against the government′s repressive stance towards freedom of expression (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Democracy and civil society in the Arab world

Talk is not a crime

Zaman employees gather during a protest outside the editorial office in Istanbul on 4 March 2016 (photo: Reuters/Zaman/K. Bayhan)

Turkey′s media crackdown

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No freedom. No press.

Protests against the storming and state takeover of the Turkish newspaper ″Zaman″ in Istanbul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Suna)

Interview with Yasar Aydin on press freedom in Turkey

Repression reaches new heights

Al Azhar mosque in Cairo (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Religion and freedom of expression

The birth of a new theocracy?

Saudi director Mahmoud Sabbagh (photo: picture-alliance/Tagesspiegel/K. Kleist-Heinrich)

Berlinale 2016: Interview with Saudi director Mahmoud Sabbagh

″Testing the water... to make a change"

Turks demonstrate for press freedom (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Stavrakis)

Flouting freedoms in Turkey

Self-censorship thriving

The Egyptian Sayyid Qutb (photo: picture-alliance/AA/I. Yakut)

Muslim Brotherhood texts

Once valued, now proscribed

The Moroccan-French artist Leila Alaoui (photo: Leila Alaoui)

Interview with Leila Alaoui

Morocco's art scene: a coin with two faces

Egyptian blogger Alber Saber (source: patheos.com, photo: CFI)

Atheism in Egypt

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Breaking the taboo

Egyptian DJ and musician Mohammed Safi (photo: private)

Interview with the Egyptian DJ Mohammed Safi

Voice of the people

A young Iranian woman holds up a banner emblazoned with the word ″Change″ (photo: AP)

Iran and its authors

The perils of writing

London protest on 6 May 2011 following the killing of Osama bin Laden (photo: picture-alliance/empics)

Cameron's counter-extremism strategy

Cause for concern or necessary evil?

Creeping emancipation: although Saudi women are still subject to a strict code of conduct, there are signs that things are changing (Saudi theatre director Lurin Al Isaa and her actors, photo: private)

Cultural policy in Saudi Arabia

Ushering in an era of change?

Lebanese demonstrators protesting in Beirut in February 2013 (photo: DW)

Post-Arabellion reform deadlock

The logic of power

A blood-stained flag at the Ankara bomb site (photo: Getty Images/G. Tan)

The Ankara bombing

Presaging the end of the Turkish Republic?

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