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.
The coronavirus lockdowns inspired a shift to online book clubs among groups that focus on Arab authors and their international readers.
The Academic Freedom Index paints a troubling picture of the state of academic freedom in the Arab world.
Earning a Ph.D. in statistical epidemiology inspired Niveen Abu-Rmeileh to strive to improve the public health sector in Palestine.
A book and a project, Open Gaza brings together experts from many disciplines to envision a better future for occupied populations everywhere.
Publishers are showing new interest in creative poetry and fiction by young Palestinians whose works reflect the emotional and physical scars of displacement.
Child marriage rates improved in the Middle East and North Africa over a 25-year period, but those gains could now be undermined.
Four scholars of gender and women’s studies reflect on the challenges of teaching gender politics in the Middle East and North Africa.