Academic self-censorship not only hinders individuals’ intellectual output and creativity but comes at a cost to whole societies.
Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.
After five years of activism, Libyan university professors won a government pledge to increase their wages. But they may not see the money soon.
The Academic Freedom Index paints a troubling picture of the state of academic freedom in the Arab world.
Who says the genre barely exists in the region? A little detective work turns up plenty of fictional bodies in the libraries of western North Africa.
A young woman in Benghazi met other Arab and American students in guided online dialogues organized by Soliya, a global nonprofit organization, that she says gave her new insights.
A local university ranking system seeks to encourage Libya’s academic institutions to track their quality by a common set of standards
Comics and graphic novels by Arabs gain greater exposure as digital publishers promote the work of talented young artists and authors.
Officials in several countries called the openings tentative and said they could be reversed if the number of infections rises.
Here’s a recommended reading list of lighter works to take your mind off Covid-19. Many are inspired by the broad sweep of history across the Middle East and North Africa.