Sally Toma was in the forefront of protests against Egypt's Hosni Mubarak in 2011. She still hopes for fundamental change, but says activists like her have been sidelined.
Two years ago, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was on a high, poised to win the presidency. Now, the movement has been outlawed. But activists like 'Layla' say they will fight on.
The chaos in Iraq is largely a function of domestic political decisions. That means the democratic process can still work in Iraq's favor.
Protesters marched in Bangkok in preparation for a anti-government shutdown. Security forces are mobilizing to prevent clashes in the run-up to a controversial election.
Cambodia has been gripped by garment workers striking for higher wages, which has led to a heavy-handed government response and serious delays at garment factories.