To celebrate the re-launch, Al-Fanar Media announces “Mishwar Taleb” (a student’s journey), a storytelling contest for Arab students around the world.
The searchable Scholarships resource saves students’ time by listing only verified scholarship opportunities, with details on how to apply.
The Tunisian thinker and writer Hichem Djait spent nearly half a century investigating Islamic history and Arab culture.
Academic freedom has been both neglected and misused in the Arab world, says a Tunisian academic. He offers ideas for making it more vital.
In a collective act of self-censorship, many academics today willingly cede the university’s unconditional freedom to investigate all ideas.
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.
Vaccinating educators should be a priority, advocates argue, to make classrooms safer and speed the reopening of schools.
The Academic Freedom Index paints a troubling picture of the state of academic freedom in the Arab world.