Academic Freedom Project Highlights Arab, Turkish Cases

Edward Fox / 23 Oct 2018 / News

Situations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Israel are highlighted in a new global report that documents attacks on higher education, including violence and restrictions on sharing ideas.

Syrian Refugees Are Often Steered Into Illegal Jobs

Rasha Faek / 09 Oct 2018 / News

The professional opportunities for refugees are scarce, despite longstanding international pledges of support, in Jordan and Lebanon. In Turkey, the employment situation is somewhat brighter.

An ‘Audio Investigator’ Creates Revealing Landscapes of Sound

Edward Fox / 05 Oct 2018 / News

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, an artist who uses forensic techniques, uses recorded sound to create new perspectives of the world and document injustice.

Tunisian Youth Find a Political Voice in Rap

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Sep 2018 / News

Since the revolution a new art form among Tunisia’s youth has provided a political outlet.

War Worsens Plight of Disabled Students in Yemen

Aseell Sarih / 05 Jul 2018 / News

New hardships and cuts in financial support have ended studies for some. The war “has killed our future,” one student said.

NYU Abu Dhabi Work Force Is at Risk, Report Says

Eric J. Lyman / 15 May 2018 / News

A faculty-student alliance at New York University charges its Abu Dhabi campus is still at high risk of forced-labor practices: A university report has a much more positive view.

Report Details Attacks on Education Worldwide

Edward Fox / 10 May 2018 / News

Seven Arab countries show an increase in violence against schools, universities, students and staff in the past five years.

Early Marriage Is Back in Spotlight in the Middle East

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter / 20 Mar 2018 / News

Some nations have made progress in limiting a practice that disrupts girls’ education. But traditionalists are pushing back.

A Refugee Camp’s Teachers Get Some Welcome Global Support

John Dyer, Tonny Onyulo / 04 Mar 2018 / News

A training and mentoring program helps make them better teachers and gives them new confidence.

For Many Somali Girls, Education Ends With a Brutal Ritual

Doreen Ajiambo / 02 Mar 2018 / News

Female genital mutilation is widely practiced in the nation. The government and local and international organizations are working to stop it.