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.
Authorities are stepping up their use of vague defamation laws to effectively silence critics of corruption in government, civil liberties advocates say.
The Karama Festival, based in Jordan, uses cinema as a force for social change. This year it highlighted films from Yemen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At a London literary event, an array of Arab authors discuss the hurdles that cultures, publishers, and even the Arabic language itself can present.
An independent clinic at Al-Quds University trains students in documenting human rights violations and conducts advocacy campaigns to raise awareness.