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Middle East Suffers Largest Share of Attacks on Higher Education

Burton Bollag | 16 Jul 2020

Two-thirds of all attacks on campuses and university buildings worldwide over the past five years took place in the Middle East, says a new report on attacks on education.

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Iraqi Researcher’s Assassination Stirs Fears of Renewed Violence Against Academics

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 12 Jul 2020

Husham Al-Hashimi, an expert on ISIS and a critic of foreign-backed militias in Iraq, was gunned down by unknown assassins in a Baghdad street this week.

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Kuwait Shuts Down an Art Exhibit. Is the ‘Most Open’ Gulf Society Closing?

Aisha Elgayar | 25 Feb 2020

Artists believe the shuttering of Shurooq Amin’s show by Kuwaiti authorities is the latest indicator of the country’s decline in freedom of expression.

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Egyptian Human Rights Scholar Detained, Fanning Broader Fears

Al-Fanar Correspondent | 17 Feb 2020

The recent imprisonment of Patrick George Zaki, a human-rights scholar and activist, renews fears about freedom of expression and freedom for researchers in Egypt.

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Most Arab-World Researchers Want to Leave, a New Survey Finds

Benjamin Plackett | 03 Dec 2019

A survey by Al-Fanar Media found that many researchers in Arab countries are unhappy with their working conditions and would rather be employed outside of the region.

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Not Just Money: Arab-Region Researchers Face a Complex Web of Barriers

Pakinam Amer | 03 Dec 2019

Researchers working in Arab countries detail the challenges they face, and ways of overcoming them.

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A New Academic Freedom Report Describes Worldwide Attacks on Higher Education

Edward Fox, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 19 Nov 2019

The report highlights Sudan and says the space to think freely is shrinking in many countries.

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Qatar National Library Sparks Young People’s Curiosity About Science

Eman Kamel | 23 Oct 2019

In a regular forum, the library gives Qataris a chance to meet world-class researchers face-to-face and have informal discussions that motivate youth to explore science in depth.

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Arab Political Scientists Find New Support

Burton Bollag | 03 Sep 2019

Scholars in the Middle East face an array of challenges. The new Arab Political Science Network wants to help them collaborate more and increase their output.

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Arab Researchers Face Challenges in Studying Sexual Orientation

Benjamin Plackett | 07 Aug 2019

An Arab reluctance to discuss sexual orientation and sexuality makes it difficult to study related topics in the Middle East, researchers say. But they’re optimistic about the future as attitudes change.




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