The Arab Spring was a series of protests directed against various authoritarian regimes in the Middle East, starting at the end of 2010.
The protests started in Tunisia and were followed by uprisings in Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Libya and Saudi Arabia. Demonstrators took to the streets to call for political freedom. Years later, their achievements remain ambivalent. Below, you can see DW's latest content pertaining to the Arab Spring.
Tunisia is the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring. The 2011 revolution sparked similar uprisings in neighboring countries which have wound up in protracted political or military conflicts. Tunisia is different - its democratic transition is held up as a success story, albeit a fragile one. DW's Julia Henrichmann made a reporting trip to the capital, Tunis.
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has been released by his captors. Seif is wanted by the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity during a 2011 uprising.
Words are powerful, just ask Emi Mahmoud. Born in war-torn Darfur and raised in the US, the award-winning poet now traverses the globe speaking against violence. Morocco might have escaped the Arab spring but young rappers are turning to beats and rhymes to voice their frustrations with the monarchy. These stories plus the trending topics on social media with Chrispin Mwakideu and Eddy Micah Jr.