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The Curse of Constitutional Powerlessness

  This is the second installment in SMEX’s Working Drafts Series on the emerging legal framework for free expression online in the Arab world. Subscribe to get updates and learn about related events. You can add your ideas and comments below or by sending us an email at info@smex.org. In one of the region’s most surprising paradoxes, nearly every Arab country guarantees […]

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With Free Expression in the Arab World, Where Do We Begin?

  This is the first installment in SMEX’s Working Drafts Series on the emerging legal framework for free expression online in the Arab world. Subscribe to get updates and learn about related events. You can add your ideas and comments below or by sending us an email at info@smex.org. Thanks to the Internet, mobile phones, and social media, never before has so […]

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Arab Redditors Catalogue Their Dialects

Arab users of the social news website Reddit, known as Redditors, started the “r/Arabs Dialect Project” to “compile and display the variety of Arabic dialects spoken in the Arab World and beyond.” Nine months later, 14 countries have been represented by 32 participants displaying a wide range of dialects. In fact, the dialects were sometimes […]

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The Twitter Transparency Report

Released twice a year, the Twitter Transparency Report highlights requests made by a country’s government for account information, content removal, or copyright notice. For the first time, Lebanon made the list. Between the time periods covering the month of July to the month of December 2013, a total of 45 governments have sent requests to […]

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