The research is at times conflicting, but experts believe that employment ultimately can help foster social harmony in the right conditions.
Artists among the protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square use murals, graffiti, street theater and music to emphasize the call for Iraqi unity and an end to foreign intervention in their government.
Authorities are stepping up their use of vague defamation laws to effectively silence critics of corruption in government, civil liberties advocates say.
Students are frustrated with economic and political conditions in their country. Now they see a chance for change and are determined to make their voices heard.
Students and young professionals throng city streets and vow to continue their demonstrations until demands for change are met with action. Here is what some of them have to say.
Administrators, professors and students at Lebanon’s universities are largely supporting the country’s widespread protests.
As the protests in Lebanon enter their fifth week, Al-Fanar Media has summarized what leading scholars have to say about them.
With universities closed in Lebanon, some professors are conducting “teach ins” and moderating discussions on the street. For one such effort, a professor of economics discusses his goals.
Lebanese protestors have united across sectarian divides and turned against what they view as the “ruling class.” Here are a diverse range of photos, videos, interviews, and other features to capture what is happening.