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‘These are Not Demands, These Are Rights’: Voices of Youthful Protesters in Iraq

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Rasha Faek | 05 Nov 2019

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.

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Lebanon’s Universities Have Emptied Out Into the Streets

Jana Dhaybi | 29 Oct 2019

Administrators, professors and students at Lebanon’s universities are largely supporting the country’s widespread protests.

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A Roundup of Scholarly Commentary on Lebanon’s Protests

Edward Fox | 28 Oct 2019

As the protests in Lebanon enter their fifth week, Al-Fanar Media has summarized what leading scholars have to say about them.

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Professors Start a ‘School of the Rioters’

Nasser Zawk | 26 Oct 2019

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.

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In Lebanon, Sect Vs. Sect Turns Into People Vs. Politicians

David Wheeler, Nasser Zawk | 25 Oct 2019

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.

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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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Tunisian Singer Emel Mathlouthi Breaks Away From World Music Stereotypes

Olivia Cuthbert | 09 Aug 2019

In a new album, the Tunisian singer who first gained fame in the early days of the revolution sings in English and touches on environmental themes, not just personal or political ones.

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The Story of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising Told in Song and Dance

Heba Elkayal | 19 Jun 2019

The musical theater production, “We Live in Cairo,” narrates the events that led to the Tahrir Square protests and the overthrowing of a regime and then, the unraveling of a dream.

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Repairing Tunisia’s Education System Is Key to Tackling Its Economic Woes

Safwan M. Masri | 23 May 2019

Many of the country’s current problems stem from decisions made by the former despot Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali that undermined educational quality at all levels.

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A Tribute to Samir Amin, Egyptian Economist

Georges Fahmi | 27 Sep 2018

The intellectual who died in August shaped some of the intellectual debate about why so-called developing countries do not make economic progress.




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