Publishing houses across the Arab region are looking for strategies to survive the effects of canceled book fairs and bookstore closings.
University leaders in the Middle East share their perspectives on how higher education will adapt in a post-Covid-19 world.
The prestigious prizes could not be presented in person this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the show went on virtually.
The attempted shift to online learning during the novel coronavirus pandemic is increasing inequality in access to education. In some countries, professors and students are suggesting online education be halted altogether.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic has shut down exhibitions and concerts or forced them to move online. Some artists welcome the changes for their democratizing effect, but others wonder how they’ll pay the rent.
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.