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Egyptian Human Rights Scholar Detained, Fanning Broader Fears

Al-Fanar Correspondent | 17 Feb 2020

The recent imprisonment of Patrick George Zaki, a human-rights scholar and activist, renews fears about freedom of expression and freedom for researchers in Egypt.

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Freedom of Expression in Lebanon Faces New Threats

Burton Bollag | 03 Feb 2020

Authorities are stepping up their use of vague defamation laws to effectively silence critics of corruption in government, civil liberties advocates say.

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Human Rights Film Festival Showcases Yemeni Stories

Ursula Lindsey | 17 Dec 2019

The Karama Festival, based in Jordan, uses cinema as a force for social change. This year it highlighted films from Yemen.

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Arab Researchers Face Challenges in Studying Sexual Orientation

Benjamin Plackett | 07 Aug 2019

An Arab reluctance to discuss sexual orientation and sexuality makes it difficult to study related topics in the Middle East, researchers say. But they’re optimistic about the future as attitudes change.

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Palestinian Universities Say Israeli Restrictions Force Foreign Professors Out

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 01 Aug 2019

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.

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A Tunisian Scientist Invents Navigation Aid for the Blind

Khaoula Sliti | 15 Jul 2019

Tunisian students with disabilities have a great deal of difficulty attending university, a situation similar to many Arab countries. But a Tunisian researcher may eventually help the visually impaired.

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Sudan’s Power-Sharing Deal Could Exclude Those Who Made It Possible

David Wheeler | 09 Jul 2019

The women and young people who organized seven months of protests that resulted in last week’s power-sharing agreement wonder if their voices will continue to be heard.

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Finding the Words: Arab Writers on Queer and Feminist Expression

Olivia Cuthbert | 05 Jul 2019

At a London literary event, an array of Arab authors discuss the hurdles that cultures, publishers, and even the Arabic language itself can present.

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Palestinian Law Students Get Practical Experience in Human Rights Work

Sarah Mills | 24 Jun 2019

An independent clinic at Al-Quds University trains students in documenting human rights violations and conducts advocacy campaigns to raise awareness.

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Mona Jebril, a Palestinian, Looks at ‘Hidden Injuries’ That Limit Education

Edward Fox | 07 May 2019

A scholar who left Gaza to study in the United Kingdom writes and speaks about improving education in her homeland, and the restrictions on it.




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