Topic: Social movements

The spark that caused the Arabellion: Tunisian young people protest for more social equality and the end of the Ben-Ali dictatorship in Tunis in January 2011, following the suicide of Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

What triggered the Middle Eastern revolts in 2011?

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The economics of Arabellion

Young people protest against the government in the southern Iraqi city of Basra (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

From Basra to Baghdad

Young Iraqis rise up for a life worth living

Education without Borders Sudan's "Cool School" campaign (source: Facebook; Education without Borders Sudan)

Civil society in Africa

Sudan′s young people roll up their sleeves

Protesters take part in a march on 27 June 2018 denouncing heavy sentences against Hirak activists in Rabat, Morocco. Banner in Arabic reads "Moroccan Justice. Life sentence for the (northern region of) of Rif. A noose for the country" (photo: picture alliance/AP/M. Elshamy)

Moroccoʹs sentencing of Nasser Zefzafi

When civil liberties contract

Protests in front of Jordanian government headquarters in Amman on 4 June 2018 (photo: Mohammad Hamed/Reuters)

Protests in Jordan

"The status quo has to go"

Protesting against Lebanonʹs rubbish crisis in summer 2015 (photo: Goethe-Institut/Antoine Abou-Diwan)

Lebanonʹs rubbish crisis and youth protests

"If not us, then who?"

Female Hassan Rouhani supporter during a presidential election rally in Tehran on 16 May 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Iranʹs image in Europe

Making believe

Supporters of Morocco's Hirak El-Shaabi movement hold placards and shout slogans calling for the release of the movement's leader Nasser Zefzafi outside the Casablanca Court of Appeals during his trial on 31 October 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP Photo/F. Senna)

Moroccoʹs treatment of Hirak El-Shaabi

Fair trial? Fat chance

Iranian woman in front of graffiti bearing the message "And how do you like the protests, Sir?", the ʹSirʹ in this instance being Ayatollah Khamenei (photo: DW)

Neoliberalism and Iranʹs protest movement

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It's the economy, stupid!

Social unrest in Algiers at the beginning of January (photo: Reuters)

Social unrest in Algeria

Cranking up the pressure

Iran′s revolutionary leader Ali Khamenei speaks to relatives of the martyr families in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance)

The Islamic Republic turns 39

At risk of Syrianisation?

Demonstrations and protests against price hikes on 12.01.2018 in Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Y. Gaidi)

Lessons from the unrest in Tunisia

Free in name only

Protests in Tunisia against austerity and price hikes (photo: picture-alliance)

Social unrest in Tunisia

You′re on your own

Tunisian protesters confront security forces blocking access to the governorate's office in Tunis, during a demonstration over price hikes and austerity measures, 12 January 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Hamdaoui)

Protests rock Tunisia

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A winter of discontent

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