Abwab is the first Arabic newspaper in Germany. Launched in 2015, Abwab (meaning “doors” in Arabic) is a cultural, social, political, independent newspaper that addresses the needs and concerns of Syrian, Iraqi and other Arabic-speaking migrants, refugees and newcomers in Germany. 

Written by Syrian journalists and activists living in Germany, Abwab is a non-partisan newspaper that has no political or religious affiliation and rejects extremism and intolerance in all its forms

Editor of abwab.de is Tammam Alnabwani, Syrian journalist and human rights activist. Editor-in-chief of the Abwab print edition is Rama Aldarwish. Publisher of Abwab is Federica Gaida, director of New German Media Ltd. 

New German Media Ltd is UK limited company owned by New European Media Ltd and by nhd Consulting GmbH.

Abwab aims to be:

  • a loud voice to contrast prejudice, hate and abuse;
  • a free platform to discuss ideas, opinions and concerns and to practice criticism and self-criticism;
  • a door to effective understanding between native communities and migrants/refugees/newcomers;
  • a means to spread knowledge on German laws, norms and legal codes;
  • an introduction to the rights of refugees and an instrument in support of movements who defend those rights;
  • an adamant and relentless advocate of the principles of dignity, freedom, democracy, citizenship, justice and equality.

 Abwab publishing standards: 

  • Objectivity and credibility, accuracy and balance.
  • The articles published reflect the views of the authors, not necessarily the opinion of ABWAB.
  • We refrain from publishing any material that contains incitement to violence and hatred.
  • We refrain from publishing articles that include insults or undocumented accusations in regards to nationality, ethnicity, religion or beliefs, physical or mental health, education, gender or marital status, origin, political orientation or affiliation or intellectual or religious beliefs.
  • We refrain from publishing pictures of dead bodies that harm the sanctity of the dead.
  • We refrain from publishing pictures of people in abusive situations or humiliating to human dignity.