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“Let me try to tell the story of the encounter of #Islam and #the_West through the angle of black #internationalism and #music.”
Hisham Aidi seems to love nothing better than finding and highlighting these connections.
Find out all about this fascinating scholar: http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2017/01/moroccan-scholar-uncovers-hidden-connected-histories/
A New York-based researcher and music-lover studies the way people, identities, and sounds travel.
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اقرأ عن التدريب الذي غير من طريقة تفكير صحافية مصرية...هل لديك تجربة مماثلة؟
http://bit.ly/2j7n1mg #تدريب #صحافة #مصر #تطوير_مهني
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تسترجع صحافية مصرية ذكرياتها عن برنامج تدريبي التحقت به سابقاً وساعدها على التفكير بأساليب جديدة وانعكاس ذلك على العلاقة بين التعليم والتقدم الاجتماعي.
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تساهم #النزاعات الجارية في #اليمن #وسوريا و #ليبيا و #العراق و #فلسطين في تعريض أجيال من #الأطفال والمراهقين في العالم العربي لخطر الإصابة بمشاكل نفسية شديدة وأن يصبحوا – في وقت لاحق من حياتهم – أفراداً بالغين يتسمون بالعنف.

مع ذلك، يشكو الخبراء من عدم وجود العدد الكافي من العلماء الذين يولون هذه المسألة الاهتمام اللازم، الأمر الذي أدى إلى قلة توفر البيانات وإعاقة الجهود الرامية للمساعدة.
http://bit.ly/2hZb4i2 #العنف #صدمات_نفسية #اللاجئين 
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The head of #history department at Qatar University believes that the #teaching of history has not been handled seriously in departments of history in #Arab_universities. He hopes that by voicing his observations, this may lead to discussion and new thinking about how #history and the #social_sciences are taught.
What do you think?
http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2016/12/arabs-must-revive-teaching-arab-history/
Qatar University professor says the study of history is vital to individual identity, but the subject has been neglected in recent decades.
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Five years after the #Arab_Spring, a United Nations Development Programme - UNDP report warns of new uprising.

http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2016/12/five-years-arab-spring-report-warns-new-uprising/ #youth #Unemployment #inequality #education
With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.
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You’ll find plenty of #fake_news and conspiracy theories on Reddit—the kind of material that appears to be eroding political discourse. Yet one #professor at the University of California at Davis plans to send her graduate #students into the popular online forum this week to teach them to bring more-accurate scientific information to the public.
http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2016/12/combat-fake-news-online/
Training students to navigate the online world appears to be getting more complicated. And today’s students need help, the writer believes.
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#Syria: Along with the basic humanitarian need for #water, the lack of water is also slowly drying up #education.
“After midterm exams and if the crisis continues, I will not send my children to school,” said Maher Mohamed, a father of two kids. “When we can’t get a cup of clean water to drink, education will be a luxury.”
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The safety of children at schools is at risk following the water shortage in the Syrian capital.
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Experts are beginning to mull how to rebuild #health_care systems after conflicts ease in the Arab region. #Lebanon provides a case study in dysfunction, the author argues. And these were his reasons.
http://bit.ly/2jyTToy
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On November 3, the Egyptian government let its #currency, the pound, float against the dollar instead of using a fixed exchange rate, in the belief that the change would have some positive financial effects, such as making its exports more competitive and increasing tourism. The flotation is also a step toward the country getting a $12 billion International Monetary Fund.
But for a university like AUC The American University in Cairo, where faculty or #staff members are paid in Egyptian pounds, and where students have to pay their #tuition in a price set in dollars, the change has had a potentially crippling effect. Many #students say they may not be able to continue their studies.
http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2016/12/egypts-currency-plunge-trapped-university/
The chief financial officer of the American University in Cairo explains how a financial event the institution planned for still wound up making life harder for everyone involved.
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With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.
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How to Combat Fake News Online?
You’ll find plenty of #fake_news and conspiracy theories on Reddit—the kind of material that appears to be eroding political discourse. Yet one #professor at the University of California at Davis plans to send her graduate #students into the popular online forum this week to teach them to bring more-accurate scientific information to the public.
http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2016/…/combat-fake-news-online/
Training students to navigate the online world appears to be getting more complicated. And today’s students need help, the writer believes.
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You’ll find plenty of #fake_news and conspiracy theories on Reddit—the kind of material that appears to be eroding political discourse. Yet one #professor at the University of California at Davis plans to send her graduate #students into the popular online forum this week to teach them to bring more-accurate scientific information to the public.
http://www.al-fanarmedia.org/2016/12/combat-fake-news-online/
Training students to navigate the online world appears to be getting more complicated. And today’s students need help, the writer believes.
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The only regional publication that cover news, opinion and resources related to Arab higher education.
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Al-Fanar Media provides balanced, accurate and independent coverage of all aspects of academic life in the Arab world  The publication, bilingual in English and Arabic, serves readers who work in Arab higher education and those who have a stake in it, as well as creating a platform for dialogue for those within and without the Arab region.  Al-Fanar Media does not take positions on political or religious issues but serves as a forum where others can express strong opinions on topics relevant to higher education.  Al-Fanar Media also seeks to inspire journalists in the region to cover education.

Al-Fanar Media receives its core support from the Alexandria Trust, a London-based nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring world-class education in the Arab world, and is also supported by the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and the U.N. Democracy Fund. Al-Fanar Media does not accept payment for articles.