A new book argues that Arab social scientists limit their teaching and research through self-censorship, producing a “knowledge void.”
An Egyptian professor explains the complex motives behind her decision to limit her own freedom of expression.
Academic self-censorship not only hinders individuals’ intellectual output and creativity but comes at a cost to whole societies.
Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.
The number of refugee girls in the Middle East able to complete school and advance to higher education is certain to drop sharply, those who track the issue say.
A country-by-country breakdown of child marriage among displaced and refugee Syrian girls.
Many Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian private universities raised their tuition fees, causing anger among students and driving some of them to drop out.
Scores of educational, arts and cultural organizations saw their facilities damaged or destroyed in the August 4 port explosion.
A survey of scholars done in the late spring and early summer that included researchers who study the MENA region showed the pandemic’s adverse effects and the occasional beneficial ones on research, the authors of the survey say.