We Advance Digital Rights

to ensure the internet is for you

Researching Internet Law & Policy

Researching Internet Law & Policy

We investigate and analyze legal statutes to keep the public informed.
Tracking Digital Rights Violations

Tracking Digital Rights Violations

Digital rights are human rights and we keep vigilant to call out infringements on your rights.
Keeping you Safe Online

Keeping you Safe Online

We’re committed to helping you navigate the web with peace of mind.
Advocating for an Open, Secure Internet

Advocating for an Open, Secure Internet

We believe the internet is a public space and we work towards keeping it accessible to everyone.
Producing Localized Resources

Producing Localized Resources

We organize meetings, conferences and publish material focused on the MENA region.

Our latest news and campaigns

How Israeli Company NSO Hacked My Phone?

Almost a year ago, on October 29, I received a WhatsApp notification informing me that Israeli spyware Pegasus had hacked my phone. I had expected them to tap my phone calls—I was enduring increased security harassment at that time—but I never thought they would use such spyware, especially with WhatsApp’s[…]

SMEX Seeks Research Manager

The research manager is a mid-level position that oversees all aspects of SMEX digital rights research projects from conception to completion. Their work product is the evidence-based foundation for SMEX campaigns, expertise development programs, and policy briefs. They work closely with all members of the SMEX team and report to[…]

SMEX Seeks Building Networks Consultant

At SMEX, we are working on building networks around digital rights and freedom of expression, both nationally and regionally. We are looking for someone enthusiastic to draft and oversee the network’s framework, processes, and implementation in the aim of creating active and functional networks across the Middle East and North[…]

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