Funding groups in the Arab world and elsewhere are offering assistance to artists and other creative workers who face difficulties because of the Covid-19 shutdowns.
Al-Fanar Media explores some of the major Arabic and non-Arabic online learning platforms that offer university-level courses at low cost or free.
Humanitarian groups warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates among adolescent girls, putting them at greater risk of sexual exploitation and early marriage.
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.
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.
An Italian professor suggests that those living in the Mediterranean region take their natural tendency toward creativity as a philosophy and way of life and invest in it even more.
In the Arab region, young people’s professional aspirations are not compatible with expected changes in employment markets, says a new report.
An exhibition at Al Ula, in Saudi Arabia, put Arab and international artists in dialogue with one another, the local community and the land. It didn’t happen without controversy, however.
Arab countries have made progress in their adult learning and education efforts, a new report from UNESCO says, but program participation rates remain low.
A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of writing by Arab authors.