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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 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.

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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.

Coronavirus Education Reform Policy Technology & Online Learning

Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Help Reform Arab Higher Education?

Burton Bollag | 09 Jun 2020

While not diminishing the many difficulties in the crash transition to distance learning, many Arab educators also see an upside.

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Covid-19 Puts New Focus on Arab Youths’ Mental Health Needs

Benjamin Plackett | 03 Jun 2020

Young people report higher levels of anxiety and depression since the pandemic arrived. Researchers have begun exploring this phenomenon and determining what types of support are needed.

Coronavirus Gender Inequality Technology & Online Learning Testing

Showing Their Faces Online Is Difficult for Some Arab Women: Educators Must Respond

Zoe Hurley | 02 Jun 2020

As Covid-19 forces classes to go online, educators need to be more aware of the blind spots surrounding cultural norms that limit some Arab women’s ability to participate.

Coronavirus Finances Students

Lebanon’s Double Crisis Crushes Both Students and Universities

Jana Dhaybi | 01 Jun 2020

In the wake of political turmoil, sharp currency devaluation, and economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Lebanese students are having to quit their education. Universities are slashing budgets and employees just to survive.




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