The MENA Prison Forum, launched in 2018, researches and documents prisons and prisoners’ experiences across the region. Its resources include art, literature, film and testimonies.
Authorities are stepping up their use of vague defamation laws to effectively silence critics of corruption in government, civil liberties advocates say.
Iraqi students are largely determined to remain on strike despite a new academic calendar issued by the higher-education ministry.
The report highlights Sudan and says the space to think freely is shrinking in many countries.
Professors and administrators scramble to catch up on exams and student registrations that were forcibly postponed by a ministerial decree after demonstrations earlier this year.
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.