Topic: Social movements

A group of women with raised hands and a placard at a demonstration in Kabul (image: Stringer/Reuters)

Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

The Taliban cannot defeat women

Young Sufis celebrate the birthday of Imam al Hussein in Saida Zeinab, Cairo (image: Hassanein Hamady)

Sufism in Egypt

Cairo's mystic revival

Still from Sarvnaz Alambeigi's documentary "1001 Nights Apart" (source: YouTube)

"1001 Nights Apart"

Dancing for freedom in Iran

The window of the Forough bookshop and publishing house in Cologne, Germany (photo: privat)

Iranian literature in exile

"A great demand for Persian books"

Tunisian director Erige Sehiri (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP)

Tunisia's Oscar shortlist

"Under The Fig Trees" and modern rural youth

Protests in Iran continue (photo: SalamPix/Abaca/picture-alliance)

Iran protests 2022

Tehran fatally oblivious to social change

Protests in Sudan against Volker Perthes, director of the UN's mission in the country (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Sudan's path to democratic transition

Will the Sudan deal hold?

Redacted newspaper with only the words "Tayyip Erdogan" visible (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Turkey’s new media law

Censorship by any other name

Police officers in front of the entrance to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh (photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

UN climate summit in Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's greenwashing fail

A football in front of the Doha skyline (photo: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Football in the Middle East

Freedom vs. oppression

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