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Launching Muhal: Freedom of expression online watch

Join us at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 27 for the launch of Muhal, an open database that documents online freedom of expression violations. We have collected data, including the charges, the punishment, and a description of each case, from local news articles and independent sources. By aggregating and publishing the details of these violations, […]

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Recent Defacing attacks in Lebanon: causes and cures

  On Tuesday, many people noticed the official website of Rafic Hariri Airport had a different landing page. A group calling themselves the Syrian Revolution Soldiers (SRS) defaced the main page of the website to display a political message. Recently, Lebanon has witnessed a slew of these attacks, with many of them targeting Lebanese government […]

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Statement: Block of Grindr App in Lebanon

On Friday, January 18th, reports indicated that Grindr, a popular online dating application used by LGBTI individuals, had been blocked on the 3G and 4G mobile data networks of Alfa and Touch. After contacting both companies, a representative from Touch Lebanon informed us that the Ministry of Telecommunications had ordered the block. A trusted anonymous […]

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