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

Wikipedia: The Everlasting Project

Wikipedia: a long history of collaborative knowledge production and free access, and some bots too.

A New (Non-)Privacy Policy from WhatsApp? [A comparison between messaging applications]

Tech and media companies are exploiting free, popular apps to increase their access to  personal data; and WhatsApp has just followed suit. The app has been sending notifications about an odd update to its privacy policy. The latest policy grants Whatsapp permission to share users’ data with its parent company,[…]

SMEX Seeks In-House Technologist

At SMEX, we are looking for an in-house technologist to join our team. He or She will be working with a senior technologist on developing the technology within SMEX. This is a part-time position that requires good understanding of the digital rights scene in the Arab region and globally. Key[…]

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