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Rasha Faek

Rasha Faek

Rasha is an experienced journalist and editor, who has joined Al-Fanar Media since its launch early in 2013. She has contributed to international publications such as USA Today and Bloomberg BAN. Rasha holds three bachelor’s degrees in English literature from Damascus University, in dramatic arts from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, and in journalism from Damascus Open University. She was a keynote speaker at the Denver University Internationalization Summit in 2017, titled:  Refugees, Migration and the Internationalization of Higher Education. Rasha contributed to a manual on Education Journalism, produced by Al-Fanar Media in 2014, and put an Arabic guideline on how to write about Women, security and peace, published by the Syrian Female Journalists Network in 2018. She has also contributed a 7,000-word chapter entitled “Syria: Educational Decline and Decimation” for the book Education in the Arab World, published by Bloomsbury in 2017.

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Employment Faculty Policy Teaching

Lacking Job Security and Benefits, Many Arab Professors Lose Interest in Academia

Rasha Faek | 04 Jul 2021

Many professors are discouraged by their work conditions and the lack of independent bodies to defend their rights, a study by Al-Fanar Media found.

Conflict Refugees Scholarships Students Study Abroad

World Refugee Day Reminds Us, There’s Still a Long Way to Go

Rasha Faek | 20 Jun 2021

This is not a day of celebration. It evokes some bittersweet memories, but also serves to remind the world of refugees’ daily increasing needs.

Academic Freedom Democracy Faculty Human Rights Teaching

Self-Censorship in Arab Higher Education: an Untold Problem

Rasha Faek | 18 Apr 2021

Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.

Coronavirus Faculty Health & Medicine Students Teaching

Vaccinating Professors Against Covid-19 Should Be a Priority, Advocates Argue

Rasha Faek | 18 Mar 2021

Vaccinating educators should be a priority, advocates argue, to make classrooms safer and speed the reopening of schools.

Coronavirus Faculty Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Covid-19’s Second Wave Leaves Plans for Resuming On-Campus Studies in Doubt

Rasha Faek | 21 Jan 2021

The current academic year is not going according to plan in many Arab countries due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 infections and deteriorating economic conditions in some.

Gender Human Rights Refugees

Missing Students: The Stories of 3 Child Brides

Jabeen Bhatti, Rasha Faek, Riham Alkousaa | 28 Oct 2020

Millions of girls in the Arab world end up as child brides: Some are forced to marry by their parents, for money or protection or due to cultural expectations; others want to escape poverty or an abusive home. All of them regret leaving school.

Data & Surveys Faculty Schools Students Violence

Beirut Blast Cripples an Educational and Cultural Capital

Jana Dhaybi, Rasha Faek | 07 Aug 2020

The explosion risks ending hope for Lebanese young people.

Coronavirus Gender Inequality Students Technology & Online Learning

The Shift to Online Education in the Arab World Is Intensifying Inequality

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 30 Apr 2020

The attempted shift to online learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic is increasing inequality in access to education. In some countries, professors and students are suggesting online education be halted altogether.

Coronavirus Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Students Technology & Online Learning

Coronavirus Outbreak Forces Arab Countries to Consider Long-Ignored Online Education

Rasha Faek | 12 Mar 2020

Online education is distrusted by governments and the general public in the Arab region. Some educators see its use during the coronavirus epidemic as an opportunity to change that.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Schools Students

Coronavirus Fears Shut Down Universities and Schools in the Arab World

Rasha Faek | 04 Mar 2020

Several countries have closed educational institutions and others are restricting school activities in an attempt to limit the spread of the dangerous new virus, Covid-19.




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