Nourhane Kazak

Nourhane Kazak is the English editor at SMEX.

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Bread&Net 2022 Wrap Up: Five Years On

This year’s turnout at Bread&Net exceeded our expectations! More than 800 attendees took part in what became the largest convention on human rights in the Arabic-speaking region.  In more than 100 sessions across 19 tracks, we addressed the most threatening challenges that restrict our rights and freedoms in the digital sphere. We also explored opportunities …

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When Data Collection Becomes a Threat

MSF Spotlight SeriesThe MSF Spotlight Series aims at bringing experts and stakeholders together to exchange knowledge about a variety of socio-political, humanitarian, and public health issues that are relevant locally, regionally and globally. On April 8, MSF hosted its first Spotlight session on the importance of data protection in a humanitarian context with speakers Lama …

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Israel’s Presence at Expo Dubai 2020 is a Threat to Digital Rights

On October 7, 2021, “Israel” inaugurated its pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020, after the United Arab Emirates had invited “Israel” to partake in the six-month world fair in 2019, a year before signing the Abraham Accords.  An estimated 25 million visitors will visit the Expo, where “Israel” will be polishing its image before global visitors–a …

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Bread&Net 2021: Towards a growing regional digital rights community

Bread&Net returned for the fourth time last week, from 23 to 26 November, welcoming around 1000 participants from 74 countries to take part in the regional discourse on digital rights and freedoms in the Arabic-speaking world. Over the course of four days, technologists, organizers, researchers, lawyers, and journalists brought forth their ideas, concerns, insights, and recommendations in …

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Bread&Net 2020nline | Corporates, Governments and the Pandemic: Threats to Digital Freedom

Bread&Net 2020nline welcomed more than 800 participants from 32 countries on Hopin this year! Over four eventful days, we held 63 diverse sessions, with over 100 speakers who joined us to share their valuable insights. Totalitarian Arab regimes, monopolized telecommunications infrastructures, armies of bots promoting fake news, increased surveillance disguised as COVID-19 tracking apps, among …

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