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

Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism [Bread&Net 2020 Session]

In this session, Jillian C. York discusses her book “Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism,” while keeping in mind these two crucial questions: How do companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon threaten our democracy? And what happens to free speech under surveillance capitalism? The internet once[…]

Pharmaline: Do Not Use Vaccine-Seekers Data for Commercial Purposes!

SMEX calls upon public bodies and private companies to respect the privacy of vaccine-seekers and to abide by the laws in force, particularly Law No. 81/2018 on Electronic Transactions and Personal Data. Lebanese company Pharmaline is supplying COVID-19 vaccines to the private sector in Lebanon, and it has published its[…]

Public Engagement on Drones-Related Order in Tunis: A Promising Initiative

  On February 16, the Tunisian Minister of Transport and Logistics, Moez Chakchouk, announced the launch of public consultations on the draft government order concerning the operation of remotely piloted aircraft in Tunisia. The Minister’s tweet promises that the  government will take into account the views of citizens before approving[…]

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