Topic: Social movements

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Democracy in the Maghreb

Tebboune's 'New Algeria' looks a lot like the old Algeria

People gathered on the Charles Helou highway, opposite the site of the Beirut port explosion, in tribute to victims of the disaster and to denounce the political elite they blame (photo: picture-alliance/PhotoShot/E. Fitt)

Lebanese protesters call for systemic change

What now for Beirut, once the Paris of the Middle East?

Symbolic image of rays of sunshine bursting through a blanket of cloud (photo: picture-alliance/Hinrich Basemann)

COVID-19 on the Nile

Egyptians create their own silver lining to coronavirus

Anti-government protests and attacks on banks in the Lebanese capital Beirut (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Tahtah)

Social unrest in Lebanon

Beirut – currency chaos, exploding prices and burning banks

An anti-government protester shouts slogans in front of the riot police during a protest against the deepening financial crisis in Beirut, Lebanon, 28 April 2020 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Beirut on the brink

Regardless of corona, Lebanon is at economic breaking point

For Syria, against the regime: anti-Asssad demonstrators in Hazzanu, close to Idlib, September 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Watad)

Humanism as a universal and humane concept

From Syria to Germany – the unifying struggle for democracy

Mass demonstration in Algiers against the country's ruling elite (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

COVID-19 consequences

Coronavirus halts year-long protests in Algeria

Armed service personnel patrol the streets of Baghdad, ensuring people adhere to the curfew issued by the Iraqi government (photo: dpa)

COVID-19 in Iraq

Working under the coronavirus curfew in Baghdad

Women's rights activists protesting in downtown Beirut (photo: Julia Neumann)

Female protesters in Lebanon

Solidarity is the solution!

Protesting the arrest of journalists in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/Zuma Press)

Press freedom under attack

The Arab world's new wave of media repression

Women providing medical assistance on Baghdad's Tahrir Square (photo: niqash.org)

Iraq's revolutionary women

The female paramedics of Tahrir Square

Director Karim Ainouz with the film's female protagonist Nardjes Asli (source: Berlinale 2020)

International Women’s Day

Ainouz' "Nardjes A." – hope as a form of resistance

A man casts his vote during parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tehran on 21 February 2020 (photo: Reuters/WANA/I. Tabatabaee)

Elections in the Islamic republic

Strong vote for a strong Iran?

Protest in Algiers on 12 December 2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

First anniversary of the Hirak movement

The jury's still out on Algeria

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