International academics face increasing difficulties in getting visas to work at Palestinian universities. Some see a campaign to harm Palestinian education behind the apparently arbitrary decisions.
Five months of massive, peaceful pressure for political change have taken even seasoned observers by surprise.
The literary festival links Palestine to global struggles for self-determination and control of resources.
The latest edition of an annual academic study shows an increase in the support for the freedom of expression online as long as people don’t criticize their governments.
An archival show at Tunisia’s Bardo National Museum chronicles the uprising that sparked the Arab Spring but failed to deliver on many of its promises.
The clubs build critical-thinking skills and give students the freedom to express opinions in a structured way.
Universities in Sudan have a heritage of political discussion that is increasingly in conflict with the government’s desire to suppress protest.
New platforms seek to democratize problem-solving by tapping the wisdom of the crowd.
Academics offer ideas for a political settlement in Syria, emphasising reconciliation and the role of community groups.