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

Remote Learning and the Digital Divide in Lebanon

With the onset of the economic crisis and the pandemic, Lebanon’s educational system has been thrown into turmoil. Education in Lebanon changed dramatically with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is taking place remotely on digital platforms. This abrupt shift to the digital realm has significant academic and social[…]

BreadandNet: Technical Support Specialist Call

SMEX is looking for a technical support specialist, familiar with the Hopin platform to assist in the production of the 2020 edition of Bread&Net, our annual conference on digital rights. This offer is project-based (around 25 hours).  Key Responsibilities: Use video streaming tools effectively to produce a live stream to[…]

Lebanon protests: Authorities prey on digital spaces to silence criticism

This article is a crosspost from Global Voices. Editor’s note: This article is part of UPROAR, a Small Media initiative that is urging governments to address digital rights challenges at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  As new protests erupt in Lebanon, online repression is set to continue. In recent weeks,[…]

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