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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.

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A Conversation About the Situation of Syrian Refugee Girls in Lebanon

Jabeen Bhatti | 24 Nov 2020

Nawal Mdallaly, the founder of an organization that works with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, describes how Covid-19 has intensified the difficult situation that young Syrian girls face in that country.

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Online Platform Helps Arab Students Gain Study and Work Skills

Al-Fanar Correspondent | 16 Nov 2020

The Young Thinkers Program, created by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, is becoming a popular source for courses and advice on vital skills that aren’t taught in school.

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In Iraq, War and Marriage Are Frequent Obstacles to Education

Jabeen Bhatti | 12 Nov 2020

The pandemic is just one additional obstacle that is preventing girls from getting an education in a country with a chaotic and conflict-ridden recent history.

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Pandemic May Reverse a Quarter Century of Arab-World Progress on Child Marriage

Jabeen Bhatti | 04 Nov 2020

Child marriage rates improved in the Middle East and North Africa over a 25-year period, but those gains could now be undermined.

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Covid-19 Accelerates the Push for Open Access in Research

Eman Kamel | 03 Nov 2020

The concept of open-access publishing has been gaining ground in the Arab world, but progress is still slow.

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Sharjah Book Fair Brings Back In-Person Events

M. Lynx Qualey | 30 Oct 2020

The opportunities for personal encounters that book fairs typically provide have been missing since the coronavirus shutdowns began last spring. That’s about to change.

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Sharjah Youth Exhibition Will Showcase Work Inspired by the Coronavirus

Melanie Swan | 23 Oct 2020

Young artists have submitted more than a thousand works to Sharjah Youth’s “Art for All” project, a virtual exhibit that will be on view later this month.

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Young Damascus Doctors Are on the Pandemic’s Front Lines in Hospitals and Patients’ Homes

Riham Alkousaa | 22 Oct 2020

Fresh Syrian medical school graduates learning their profession in hospitals and starting public health initiatives are at high risk of coronavirus infections.

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Vocational Education in the Arab Region Faces Challenges in Shifting Online

Al-Fanar Correspondent | 13 Oct 2020

Vocational schools teach practical skills and enroll many disadvantaged students—a combination that’s difficult to adapt to online learning.

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Interest in Online Courses Surges in the Middle East

Jeffrey R. Young | 12 Oct 2020

Online course providers like Coursera and edX have seen a spike in demand for their courses from institutions in the Middle East and North Africa since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.




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