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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.

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Morocco’s First Online University TV Channel Offers Training Opportunities

Mohamed Akinou | 22 Jul 2021

The online TV channel at Ibn Zohr University is an outlet for providing lessons, spreading university news, and training media students.

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Covid-19 Poses New Challenges for Social Scientists, Survey Finds

Amr EL-Tohamy | 13 Jul 2021

Social scientists and humanities scholars were particularly affected by the pandemic because of the restrictions it imposed on their work methods.

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Covid Restrictions Prove a Boost for a Small Cairo Book Market

Sayyid Mahmoud | 09 Jul 2021

The key to the market’s success is selling via social media, a method that is new to book vendors and buyers alike in Egypt.

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How Medical Schools in Qatar Adapted During the Pandemic

Eman Kamel | 01 Jul 2021

Covid-19 forced medical schools to shift much of their training to virtual platforms. That posed challenges for students and faculty.

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Saudi Universities Step Up Support for Research on Coronaviruses

Amr EL-Tohamy | 24 Jun 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred renewed interest in public health and epidemiological research, especially on coronaviruses.

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Post-Covid-19, Arab Countries Need New Approaches to Education, U.N. Official Says

Samar Kadi | 24 May 2021

A Unesco education leader calls on Arab governments to seize the opportunity to invest more in innovative teaching and learning strategies.

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Arab Students in India Are Stranded by the Country’s New Covid-19 Crisis

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 12 May 2021

As India struggles with a deadly surge of Covid-19 cases, many Arab students are stranded there with few resources.

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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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