Professors in Algeria have learned that it’s best to endorse the conventional wisdom and not ask new questions, a scholar says.
A new book argues that Arab social scientists limit their teaching and research through self-censorship, producing a “knowledge void.”
An Egyptian professor explains the complex motives behind her decision to limit her own freedom of expression.
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.
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.
Researchers working in Arab countries detail the challenges they face, and ways of overcoming them.
A researcher in Iraq risks the quality of his geological samples when he ships them to Italy for analysis.
A Yemeni researcher wanted to return to her country to do plant research that could help human health. But the war there made research impossible.
Most researchers in Arab countries say they want to leave, but one academic administrator has developed a strategy for bringing those who have left back.