Events

Tasharuk in June: Don't Just Run Campaigns, Build Movements!

Feature image via creativecommons.org: A man during the 2011 Egyptian protests carrying a card saying “Facebook, #jan25.       On June 3 and 4, 2016, SMEX will participate in a workshop, co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute’s “Media Project,” Notre Dame University, AUB Media Studies, and the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship …

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Net neutrality issues in Arab region?

Feature image: Speakers of the Workshop ” Net Neutrality”.   Net neutrality (also known as net equality) means that internet data should be easily accessed without discrimination, financial charges or blocking the source, therefore it should promote free speech. Net neutrality involves many stakeholders, such as: The state, regulators, users, parents, access providers, global infrastructure, …

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Arab Internet Governance Forum is happening in Beirut

Feature image via www.nawaat.org. The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Arab Internet Governance Forum will be held for the second consecutive time in Beirut. The forum will be hosted by OGERO Telecom, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). For three consecutive days, between 16 to 18 December, the event will take place at the Movenpick Hotel Beirut. …

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IPv6 Coordination Meeting, Beirut

Feature image via wikimedia.org. The RIPE NCC, in coordination with Data Consult, presents IPv6 Week in Beirut. IPv6 Week comprises a three-day workshop, held from 2-4 November, followed by an IPv6 Coordination Day, held on 5 November 2015. IPv6 Week aims to support the technical expertise of the Lebanese Internet community with regards to IPv6 …

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Lebanon Premiere of CITIZENFOUR Draws more than 150 Attendees and Generates Discussion on Local Surveillance

Feature image: CITIZENFOUR with Arabic subtitles. Last week, SMEX hosted, in collaboration with Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanon premiere of the Laura Poitras documentary CITIZENFOUR (2014). The film, shot mostly in a Hong Kong hotel room, documents the days immediately before and after Edward Snowden handed over the trove of files that exposed U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance practices to the world. …

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CITIZENFOUR: Movie Premiere in Lebanon

SMEX in collaboration with Ashkal Alwan gladly announce the Lebanese premiere of the documentary “Citizenfour“. The event will be held on September the 10th at 7 pm inAshkal Alwan in Beirut. Watch the movie and discuss with us the implications for internet users in Lebanon and the region. Confirm your attendance on the Facebook Event (if you didn’t do …

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