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.
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.
“They’re not as different as we thought,” says one University of Mosul student after participating in a program that brings American and Iraqi students together in video dialogues.
Building a knowledge-based society will be crucial to Yemen’s recovery after the war, a Yemeni professor says. He calls on wealthier countries to support that effort.
Universities were drivers of last year’s revolution in Sudan. Now students and professors want to free universities from the government’s micro-management.
Students are frustrated with economic and political conditions in their country. Now they see a chance for change and are determined to make their voices heard.
Across the country, thousands of school and university students are joining street demonstrations and refusing to resume their studies until they feel political progress has been made.
Students and young professionals throng city streets and vow to continue their demonstrations until demands for change are met with action. Here is what some of them have to say.