SMEX • 30 Jan 2024

Research: Searching for Signal – Lebanon’s Telecom Project

Executive Summary The Telecommunication (Telecom) sector in Lebanon, often dubbed the country’s “oil,” historically stood as the third-largest revenue-generating sector,…

SMEX • 21 Dec 2023

How the Israeli Occupation Restricts the Development of Internet Infrastructure in Palestine

In today’s world, the internet is a basic right and need, as it is a gateway through which people access…

SMEX • 20 Dec 2023

Mariam Al-Shafei Fellowship on Technology and Human Rights 2024

SMEX welcomes applications for the Mariam Al-Shafei Fellowship on Technology and Human Rights for the year 2024. This fellowship commemorates…

Najm Al-Deen Kassem • 28 Nov 2023

Social Media Censorship Threatens Journalists and Bloggers in Yemen

On July 8, the military police in Marib province, which is under the control of the internationally recognized and Gulf-backed…

Metehan Durmaz • 17 Nov 2023

Towards the monetization of human rights: Meta’s paid version raises serious privacy concerns

In the past weeks, Meta and X set forth their intention to make their platforms ad-free in exchange for a…

Ali Sibai • 10 Nov 2023

Palestine unplugged: how Israel disrupts Gaza’s internet

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Content note: The following post contains references to violence and war. Since October 9, the 2.3 million…

SMEX • 31 Oct 2023

Resources to capture critical evidence from the Israel-Gaza war

A coalition including Meedan, SMEX and WITNESS aims to strengthen capacity to document, debunk, archive, and preserve critical information in…