Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.
A writer calls for a unified approach to support academic freedom in Egypt.
Obay al-Dewachi has kept Mosul’s university running in exile and represents the resilience of the city’s people.
The Academic Freedom Monitoring Report, a project of Scholars at Risk, has highlighted Egypt, especially the bans there that prevent professors from traveling.
In the latest blow to Egypt’s academic freedom, a private university destroyed some architecture students’ projects and fired a professor.
Academics at Turkish universities, once among the most international in the region, face a travel ban and forced resignations.
Emad Shahin, a political scientist in exile from the American University of Cairo, talks about the lack of academic freedom in his home country of Egypt.
The Scholars at Risk network has given its highest award to those professors and students in Egypt who have suffered under the military government’s crackdown on freedom of speech.
An Egyptian independent organization says the banning of foreign researchers from entering the country is largely based on their anti-government stances.