Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.
In Somalia, Sudan, and regions of Ethiopia that host refugees from those countries, girls face a harsh life that often keeps them out of schools. The pandemic has made things worse.
The novel coronavirus increased the burdens on students and universities in Somalia, where a wave of crises had already made it difficult for some to continue their studies.
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.
World Refugee Day should be an occasion when organizations and individuals consider how they might collaborate to improve access to education for displaced people in the MENA region, and globally.
The emergency adaptation of online learning during the coronavirus crisis left little time for reflection on best practices. Here is a sampling of resources for instructors who want more guidance.
Readers who need a break from news of Covid-19 and chronicles of disease may find welcome relief in these books from the Middle East and North Africa.
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.