Topic: Social movements

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

A clerk serves a Lebanese customer at a bank in Beirut (photo: Getty Images/AFP/J. Barrak)

A toxic combination of sectarianism and rentierism

Lebanon's perfect storm

Iran expert and journalist Reza Alijani (source: YouTube)

Interview with Reza Alijani on Soleimani's assassination

In the wake of Iran's shadow commander

Algerians protesting the election of Tebboune as the new President of Algeria on 13.12.2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring 2.0

The Middle East's fearless protesters

Egyptian writer Tawfiq al-Hakim (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Book review: Tawfiq al-Hakim’s "Return of the Spirit"

Awaiting the day of resurrection

Christmas tree on Sahat an-Nour Square in the north Lebanon city of Tripoli (photo: Hanna Resch)

Christmas in Lebanon

Revolution under the Christmas tree

Symbolic image of loneliness/depression/suicide (photo: Fotolia/lassedesignen)

Suicide on the rise in Tunisia

A last desperate stand

Anti-government protests and unrest in Iraq (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Unrest in Iraq

Sadr City – a hotbed of resistance

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