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Bread&Net 2019: A Digital Rights Revolution

Online safety and security are crucial concerns. (Image via SMEX/Christel Oeini) From November 15 to 17, more than 250 participants gathered for Bread&Net 2019 in the heart of Beirut. With the ongoing Lebanese revolution, this was a special year for our regional digital rights unconference. The political situation was a major focus, from a topic […]

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Dear Careem, Stop Sharing Riders’ Personal Information with Drivers

It was recently revealed that Careem, the Emirati-based ride hailing company, recently purchased by Uber, routinely shares riders’ full names and phone numbers with drivers, or “captains” as the company refers to them. This policy has resulted in drivers sending unsolicited Facebook friend requests to riders, violating their privacy and potentially threatening their safety. On […]

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Social Media Solutions Training for Journalists in the Middle East and North Africa

SMEX will host a workshop about Social Media Solutions Training in Masaha. This one-day workshop is led by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project. Participants in the Social Media Solutions program will learn practical skills in four key areas: verification, security, engagement and storytelling. Expert trainers will teach […]

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How can women protect themselves online?

This article was written in collaboration with Raseef22 and published first on Raseef22.com. Consider your mobile phone’s photo gallery for a minute. Scrolling through, you may find yourself looking at pictures and videos you’ve sent to a cute crush you met on a dating app, or to a recent ex. Some of these individuals could […]

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