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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.

Coronavirus Finances Research

Health and Economic Crises Threaten Arab Funding for Research

Melanie Swan, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 07 Jul 2020

The Arab region already lagged in government spending on research. Now, with oil prices in decline and Covid-19 taking hold, spending levels could fall further

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Arab Universities Begin Reopening After Covid-19 Closures

Burton Bollag | 02 Jul 2020

Officials in several countries called the openings tentative and said they could be reversed if the number of infections rises.

Coronavirus Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

Society Through the Lens of a Pandemic: What Anthropologists Are Learning

Eman Kamel | 01 Jul 2020

Anthropologists aren’t surprised at the stigmatizing and blaming that followed Covid-19. It’s a typical human response to events too complicated to grasp.

Coronavirus Data & Surveys Inequality Schools Students

New Report Details Where Children Are Excluded From Education

Jabeen Bhatti | 24 Jun 2020

A new report and website give a country-by-country examination of how children are welcomed in schools or shut out from them.

Coronavirus Employment Students Technology & Online Learning Vocational Education

An Online Conference Focuses on Overcoming a Difficult Time for Education and Jobs

Nasser Zawk | 24 Jun 2020

The conference brought together educators, students, entrepreneurs and advocacy groups to discuss how to support young people in the Middle East and other areas.

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Job Creation Efforts in the Middle East Hit a New Snag: Covid-19

Burton Bollag | 22 Jun 2020

Organizations that assist entrepreneurs in the Arab region and seek to improve young people’s job prospects face new challenges from the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus

How One Arab Arts Festival Transformed Itself to Save Its Season

Sarah Mills | 19 Jun 2020

When it looked like Covid-19 might force it to cancel, the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival got creative. Nearly all its events will go ahead in digital formats.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Students Testing

Afraid of Infection, Medical Students in Egypt Want to Postpone Exams

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 18 Jun 2020

Exams for students in the final three years of medical training are scheduled in July. With Covid-19 cases on the rise, however, many students are afraid to take them.

Coronavirus Finances Students

International Campuses in Dubai Feel Pressure From Covid-19

Melanie Swan | 15 Jun 2020

The campuses have seen costs rise as they move to online teaching. Meanwhile, they worry that enrollments could drop, with foreign students unable to travel.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Research Science

Across the Arab Region, Covid-19 Has Scrambled Scientists’ Plans

Benjamin Plackett | 15 Jun 2020

Arab researchers have changed gears to find a way to help fight Covid-19 or understand its impact.




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