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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.

Data & Surveys Publishing Research

False Research Results—A Global Problem That Includes the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett | 31 Jul 2019

Data analysis by Al-Fanar Media has found that two of the highest research producers in the Arab world—Egypt and Saudi Arabia—also have some of the highest rates of retracted articles, which are often related to scientific misconduct.

Arabic Language Publishing Technology & Online Learning

Artificial Intelligence Helps Computers Leap Forward in Reading Arabic

Edward Fox | 25 Jul 2019

New projects use artificial intelligence to read Arabic publications of all kinds, opening up the possibility that local, print-only archives could be transformed into widely-available, searchable online resources.

Book Review Conflict Education Reform Publishing Quality

2 Books Explore the Tricky Issue of Reform in Arab Higher Education

Edward Fox | 21 Jun 2019

In a pair of recently edited volumes, experts gauge the current status of higher education and call for improvements.

Academic Freedom Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

Freedom of Creativity Is Under Siege in Egypt

Amr EL-Tohamy | 18 Mar 2019

Publishers, authors and bookstore owners feel pressure as the government clamps down on books with political content.

Arts & Culture Literature & Translation Publishing

A Moroccan Publisher Reflects on the Struggles Independent Presses Face

Kenza Sefrioui | 10 Jan 2019

At the Frankfurt Book Fair, Kenza Sefrioui gained insights on the problems faced worldwide by small publishing houses like hers.

Arts & Culture Development Gender Publishing

Arabic Podcasts Find a Growing Audience

Ursula Lindsey | 25 Sep 2018

Networks in Jordan and Saudi Arabia offer listeners programs that give voice to diverse views, discuss sensitive topics, or just go where the conversation flows.

Arts & Culture Publishing Refugees

Magazine in Greece Rejects Labels about Refugees

John Dyer, Nikolia Apostolou | 21 Sep 2018

Solomon, a nonprofit online publication, sees strength, not cause for fear, in diverse populations.

Academic Freedom Arts & Culture Publishing

Book Banning in Kuwait: Whatever Next?

Layla AlAmmar | 18 Sep 2018

A committee of the country’s ministry of information has the power to ban books, in an affront to the country’s democratic principles.

Book Review Literature & Translation Publishing

Hard Lessons: North African Writers on Education

Ursula Lindsey | 05 Sep 2018

Books by authors from the Maghreb show a generational shift in views on the school systems they experienced.




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