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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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Refining Our Understanding of Conventional Exams

Josélia Neves | 29 Apr 2021

Online education presents challenges for teachers but also offers them an opportunity to devise new ways of assessing students.

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Ramadan Fasting in the Covid-19 Era: Researchers Try to Answer Questions

Eman Kamel | 14 Apr 2021

Researchers have found no evidence that Ramadan fasting might make people more susceptible to Covid-19. They worry more about the risks from late nights and social gatherings.

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Online Book Clubs Keep Conversations on Arab Literature Alive

M. Lynx Qualey | 09 Apr 2021

The coronavirus lockdowns inspired a shift to online book clubs among groups that focus on Arab authors and their international readers.

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Syria Suspends Classes as a Fuel Shortage Paralyzes the Nation

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team | 06 Apr 2021

Education officials suspended classes at schools and universities for two weeks. They cited coronavirus concerns, but a fuel crisis is also a factor.

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A Student About to Graduate Ponders the Question, What’s Next?

Haifaa M. Mussallam | 29 Mar 2021

While travel restrictions close some doors, online courses open others. For a student about to complete her B.A., a routine question prompts some serious thinking.

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Vaccinating Professors Against Covid-19 Should Be a Priority, Advocates Argue

Rasha Faek | 18 Mar 2021

Vaccinating educators should be a priority, advocates argue, to make classrooms safer and speed the reopening of schools.

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Scholars Fleeing War-Torn Middle East Find Safety in U.K. Universities

Olivia Cuthbert | 17 Mar 2021

The British-based charity Cara originally helped academics flee Nazi Germany. Now it helps scholars escape war zones like Syria and Yemen.

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The Pros and Cons of Online University Learning

Haifaa M. Mussallam | 02 Mar 2021

A Saudi woman student of English Literature who does not like cameras finds some unexpected benefits to online learning as well as some drawbacks

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Covid-19 Spurs the Launch of a Science Journalism Platform in Egypt

Amr EL-Tohamy | 23 Feb 2021

An Egyptian woman pharmacist who found her ideal career in science journalism reached new heights when she set up a digital platform to inform the public about Covid-19.

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Why the World Urgently Needs Interdisciplinary Research and Policy Making

Rana Dajani | 18 Feb 2021

Covid-19 is the perfect example of a complex, global problem that requires scientists and policy makers to build bridges through collaborative interdisciplinary research.




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