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.
The death of an Italian graduate student also speaks to Egypt’s attitude toward research, knowledge, and the international connections of its scholars.
Religious conservatives are using accusations of atheism and other tactics to try to silence Tunisian academics.
Photo and video social-media channels are on the rise in the Arab region, but users are still worried about their freedom.
The tragic disappearance and murder of Cambridge Ph.D. student in Cairo has come as a profound shock for the international academic community.
An independent group is fighting in court a Cairo University practice of asking professors for donations before they can travel. The group says the donations are forced. The university says they are optional.