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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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Artists in Saudi Arabia Gain New Recognition and Support

Melanie Swan | 08 Jan 2021

A new art grant from the Misk Art Institute provides major support for artists and could help shift attitudes about careers in art.

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How to Use Pre-Recorded Lectures and Video Effectively: Faculty Insights

Elisabeth Kennedy, Hoda Mostafa, Karim Addas, Maha Bali | 05 Jan 2021

Faculty members at the American University in Cairo share strategies they’ve found effective.

Coronavirus Faculty Students Technology & Online Learning

Universities in Qatar Help Students Stay Connected in a Remote-Learning World

Eman Kamel | 04 Jan 2021

With less social interaction on campuses, students are feeling more stress. Universities are trying to help them maintain good mental health.

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A Vision for Quality Online and Blended Education in the Arab World

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 21 Dec 2020

A study suggests ways of blending online and classroom activities, and convincing governments of the value of accredited online learning.

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Arab Girls Often Lack Access to a Key Educational Tool: Mobile Phones

Jabeen Bhatti | 01 Dec 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the gender gap that girls face in getting access to mobile phones, which are now often essential to accessing education.

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Art in Isolation: Arab Artists Express Emotions Evoked by Covid-19

Melanie Swan | 27 Nov 2020

Art by Arab artists, on view online and at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., reflects on universal feelings of isolation and confinement caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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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.

Coronavirus Gender Inequality Refugees Schools Students Technology & Online Learning

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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