The report highlights Sudan and says the space to think freely is shrinking in many countries.
Thousands of civil-society organizations sprang up after 2003, during Iraq’s postwar reconstruction. The historian Mehiyar Kathem is exploring how they evolved to represent political interests.
As the protests in Lebanon enter their fifth week, Al-Fanar Media has summarized what leading scholars have to say about them.
Workshops in Iraq help scholars in the social sciences and humanities learn how to write for international, English-language academic journals.
Syrian refugee students face obstacles at every level of Lebanese education, and many are dropping out from education altogether.
Professors and administrators scramble to catch up on exams and student registrations that were forcibly postponed by a ministerial decree after demonstrations earlier this year.
Minister Tayeb Bouzid says “French doesn’t get you anywhere,” and announces committee to develop Anglophone teaching in Algerian universities.
At a Cairo conference this month, scholars began the process of listing a form of traditional Yemeni poetry on the Unesco register of Intangible Cultural Heritage to help make sure that it endures.
New projects use artificial intelligence to read Arabic publications of all kinds, opening up the possibility that local, print-only archives could be transformed into widely-available, searchable online resources.
A prominent environmental scientist has relentlessly published and campaigned about the health and environmental effects of depleted uranium used for military purposes in Iraq.