A prominent group of human rights lawyers reports on severe restrictions on academic freedom in the first quarter of 2017.
Egyptian universities are meting out punishments that far outweigh student infractions in an apparent attempt to keep a tight lid on student activism, the author says.
As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.
An Egyptian academic reflects on how people react to her when she travels and on the latest indignity, the U.K. and U.S. laptop ban.
A court has sentenced economist and human rights advocate, Nasser Bin Ghaith, to ten years in jail over his Tweets. The “bubble universities” are quiet.
Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.
Turkish universities in border regions are giving more secure jobs to Syrians academics who can teach refugee students in Arabic.
In the second part of their essay, the authors discuss feedback, growth and attitude towards failure.
Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.
A writer calls for a unified approach to support academic freedom in Egypt.