A long tradition of progressive reform prepared the country for independence in 1957. But now its universities are seen as “factories of unemployment.”
The Gaza Strip’s economic crisis, worsened by political infighting and unpaid salaries, leaves many students unable to pay tuition. The Coronavirus pandemic will only make the situation worse.
A group called Pangea, founded by a law student, sponsors weekly get-togethers for refugees and helps them adapt to their new country.
Artists among the protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square use murals, graffiti, street theater and music to emphasize the call for Iraqi unity and an end to foreign intervention in their government.
A Berlin-based artist with Palestinian heritage incorporates archival material into works that seek to give audiences access to the inner lives of Palestinians before the “catastrophe” of 1948.
Artists believe the shuttering of Shurooq Amin’s show by Kuwaiti authorities is the latest indicator of the country’s decline in freedom of expression.
Waiting for Omar Gatlato, the first major survey of contemporary Algerian art in the United States, asserts the need to consider the cultural specificity of art from postcolonial nations.
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.
Students in the new program at the University of Duhok, the first of its kind in a region fraught with conflicts, hope to help build a more inclusive society.