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A Statement Demanding the Release of Hassan Saad

On Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, the Lebanese Army Intelligence arrested a young man named Hassan Saad after summoning him for interrogation at the Mohammad Zgheib police station in Sidon over a Facebook status he posted on his personal account on Jan. 17. He has since been charged with contempt of the presidency in accordance with […]

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Call for Applications: The SMEX Fellowship for Reporting on Digital Freedoms

The SMEX Fellowship for Reporting on Digital Freedoms is a three-month stipend-supported fellowship based in Beirut, Lebanon. The program is designed to encourage, facilitate, and disseminate research on digital rights in Lebanon, with the goal of advancing evidence-based public debates. Two fellows will be selected to investigate a topic of their choosing and produce an […]

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Digital Safety Master Class at SMEX

Digital surveillance is growing worldwide and can threaten your right to free speech and privacy. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself from prying eyes and maintain your privacy online. On Thursday, December 22, SMEX will host a 3-hour master class with communication and security expert Maroun Habib. The class will cover key tools and […]

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Self-Expression is not a Crime: Release Bassel al-Amin

Bassel al-Amin, a Lebanese journalism student in his early 20s, is still detained two days after his interrogation over a Facebook status. On December 6, 2016, Bassel al-Amin was summoned to the Public Prosecution’s office, under the orders of Judge Randa Yaqthan, over comments he made online. The drill is now familiar to anyone monitoring […]

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