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Language Research Social Sciences Technology & Online Learning

Emoji Don’t Stifle Communication, They Encourage It

Marc Owen Jones | 19 Nov 2019

The use of emoji is on the rise in the Arab region, as well as everywhere else. But that’s no cause for moral panic, a scholar of digital humanities argues.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Minorities Research

Qataris Call for Safeguarding a Heritage That’s Slipping Away

Eman Kamel | 15 Nov 2019

Native citizens are a minority in the rapidly changing and modernizing Gulf country. A panel in Doha discussed how to preserve their “intangible cultural heritage.”

Development Research

Scholar Traces the Rise of Nongovernmental Organizations in Iraq

Edward Fox | 11 Nov 2019

Thousands of civil-society organizations sprang up after 2003, during Iraq’s postwar reconstruction. The historian Mehiyar Kathem is exploring how they evolved to represent political interests.

Data & Surveys Research Science

As Lebanon’s Forests Burn, Researchers Seek Solutions

Benjamin Plackett | 04 Nov 2019

Lebanon’s forest fires are started by humans and getting worse due to climate change. A solution requires more information and political effort, researchers say.

Development Publishing Research Science Social Sciences

Iraqi Scholars Learn to Find Their Voice in Academic Publishing

Edward Fox | 24 Oct 2019

Workshops in Iraq help scholars in the social sciences and humanities learn how to write for international, English-language academic journals.

Academic Freedom Critical Thinking Research Science

Qatar National Library Sparks Young People’s Curiosity About Science

Eman Kamel | 23 Oct 2019

In a regular forum, the library gives Qataris a chance to meet world-class researchers face-to-face and have informal discussions that motivate youth to explore science in depth.

Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

Why Did People Die? Unreliable Data Affect Research in Many Arab Countries

Benjamin Plackett | 21 Oct 2019

Two new studies question the accuracy of death certificates in the Middle East, an issue that creates difficulties for researchers and policymakers who want to improve public-health efforts.

Data & Surveys Gender Health & Medicine Research

Female Genital Mutilation Is a Stubborn Problem, but Education Helps

Benjamin Plackett | 07 Oct 2019

New research shows that educating teenage girls about the risks of female genital mutilation changes their opinions to view it less favorably, but experts say that alone won’t work.

Data & Surveys Mental Health Research Students

Lebanese University Researchers Zero In on Students’ Stress and Depression

Benjamin Plackett | 19 Sep 2019

Two studies highlight the stresses of student life, both physical and mental.

Arts & Culture Politics Research Technology & Online Learning

Oral History, Which Records Once-Silenced Voices, Gains Ground in the Arab World

Dana Abed | 11 Sep 2019

Oral historians gather the stories of participants in history who might not otherwise be heard, from those in the U.S. civil rights movement to dispossessed Palestinians.




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