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Help us map blocked websites in 2019!

In November 2018, the Lebanese Government issued an order to block all access to the online website building platform, Wix, which is an online company that provides web hosting. Wix is ranked #1 out of 31 website builders technologies in Lebanon. Around the same time, at least one porn site was blocked. A few weeks […]

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The First Humanitarian Mapathon, organized by Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontier), was held at Masaha, Beirut, April 17, 2017 (SMEX/Lara Bitar)

A Breakdown of the Proposed OGERO Internet Speeds and Prices

للقراءة باللغة العربية After OGERO conducted tests in various areas of Beirut over three days and increased the internet speed of its subscribers, OGERO’s Director General Imad Kreidieh said the network is ready for greater internet capacity and speed. The Ministry of Communications’ internet price reduction plan is based on uncapped speed and is expected […]

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Preparing New Voices to Shape Internet Governance in the Middle East

While the Internet has long been recognized as a space for learning, self-expression, innovation, commerce, and sharing, it’s less understood as a political and contested space, where stakeholders with diverse and sometimes conflicting interests are constantly negotiating varying degrees of regulation of the network, from absolute openness to tight control. Understanding the components of the […]

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