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Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus sweeps through the Arab region, Al-Fanar Media is monitoring how it is affecting those facets of the Arab world that we focus on: higher education, research, and arts and culture. The Covid-19 pandemic has blocked students’ education, shuttered the art world, and revealed how badly the Arab region needs its own public health and research infrastructure.

With the lockdowns being enforced around the region and many individuals in quarantine, the public face-to-face gatherings that once fueled education and the arts have gone dark.

Conflict Coronavirus Politics Research

Despite Controversy, Emirati-Israeli Research Cooperation Has Kicked Off

Melanie Swan | 20 Sep 2020

The decision to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel angered many in the Arab region. Still, some see it as an opportunity to support research.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Gender Liberal Arts

An Arab Film Festival in the U.K., SAFAR, Adapts to the Online Environment

M. Lynx Qualey | 14 Sep 2020

The SAFAR Film Festival had to shift to an online format this year because of Covid-19. On the plus side, that might mean more viewers at a time when interest in Arab cinema is growing.

Administration Coronavirus Health & Medicine Students

‘Life Must Go On’: Syria’s Universities and Schools Prepare to Reopen

Riham Alkousaa | 08 Sep 2020

With Syria apparently experiencing many more cases of Covid-19 than the government publicly acknowledges, parents and students are wary about the scheduled openings of universities and schools.

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Syrian Students’ Dreams of Studying Abroad Hit New Roadblocks

Riham Alkousaa | 03 Sep 2020

Syrian students have been traveling to Beirut for interviews and tests. That complicated and costly process has gotten tougher with coronavirus lockdowns and new U.S. sanctions in place.

Coronavirus Quality Students Technology & Online Learning

Floods, Locusts, and Covid-19: Somali Students and Universities Struggle

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 31 Aug 2020

The novel coronavirus increased the burdens on students and universities in Somalia, where a wave of crises had already made it difficult for some to continue their studies.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus

The Emirates Gradually Reopen to Arts and Culture

Melanie Swan | 03 Aug 2020

After coronavirus closures, arts and cultural institutions are beginning to bring visitors back while retaining the wider access of online experiences.

Coronavirus Faculty Research Science

Egyptian Universities Ramp Up Research to Meet Covid-19 Crisis

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 30 Jul 2020

For many Egyptian universities, the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity to refocus on supporting research in different fields for the benefit of society.

Coronavirus Human Rights Profiles Social Sciences

Anthropologists Have Important Role to Play in Public Health Crises, Veteran Scholar Says

Eman Kamel | 17 Jul 2020

Epidemics are not as isolated as they may appear, says the anthropologist Charles L. Briggs. It’s important to understand the underlying factors that helped shape the situation.

Administration Coronavirus Health & Medicine

How to Reopen Universities Safely: A ‘Toolkit’ Offers Guidance

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 15 Jul 2020

A new report offers guidelines and assessment tools universities can use as they work out how to reopen safely during the Covid-19 crisis.

Coronavirus Data & Surveys Employment Refugees Schools

As Refugees’ Plight Worsens, School Becomes a Luxury

Jabeen Bhatti | 14 Jul 2020

Covid-19 has made jobs for refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and other Arab countries even scarcer than before. That’s likely to increase child labor and make schooling a luxury, researchers say.




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