In this #BreadandNet 2020 session Britta Senn from DW Academie presents 5 steps to convert your Face to Face workshop into an interactive online workshop and shares some tools that make digital training easier. The workshop ends with a Q&A session and a discussion of e-training experiences.
In this session, Jillian C. York discusses her book “Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism,” while keeping in mind these two crucial questions: How do companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon threaten our democracy? And what happens to free speech under surveillance capitalism? The internet once[...]
In this #BreadandNet 2020 session, Professor Abderrazak Ben Hamida from iCompass outlined the importance of chatbots for connecting vulnerable people to services, focusing on the Tunisian chatbot 3ziza which provides Tunisian vulnerable groups with support during the pandemic.
In this #BreadandNet 2020 session Shadi Abou-Zahra from W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) discusses what does digital accessibility actually means and how can we ensure websites and apps work for everyone, with and without disability? Covering international efforts on digital accessibility that we collectively need to promote in the MENA[...]
In this #BreadandNet 2020 session, Sacha Robehmed from International Rescue Committee (IRC) discusses the role of online platforms in connecting organizations to individuals, while maintaining online privacy and security. COVID-19 forced many humanitarian organizations to rapidly adopt digital tools like Whatsapp to share information with crisis-affected populations, and to deliver[...]
Bread&Net 2020nline welcomed more than 800 participants from 32 countries on Hopin this year! Over four eventful days, Bread&Net hosted 63 diverse sessions, with over 100 speakers who joined us and shared their valuable insights. Totalitarian Arab regimes, weak and monopolized telecommunications infrastructures, armies of bots promoting fake news, increased[...]
The safety of the digital rights community is always our first priority. That’s why, with so much uncertainty about the trajectory of Covid-19, we’ve decided that Bread&Net 2020 will be held virtually. While we won’t be hosting an in-person gathering, we look forward to once again bringing the community together[...]
During Bread&Net 2019, the MENA Digital Threats and Controls session discussed the most prevalent types of digital threats and patterns in the region. Additionally, experts also explored the basic digital security controls that users can adopt to protect their digital existence. Ali Sibai, technologist and Rapid Response Network coordinator revealed[...]
From November 15 to 17, more than 250 participants gathered for Bread&Net 2019 in the heart of Beirut. With the ongoing Lebanese revolution, this was a special year for our regional digital rights unconference. The political situation was a major focus, from a topic of discussion during various panels to[...]
SMEX is thrilled to announce the return of Bread&Net, the annual Arabic-language unconference to strengthen and defend human rights in digitally networked spaces in the MENA region. Join us from 15 to 17 November 2019 at Antwork in Beirut! We took your comments and feedback from last year’s inaugural Bread&Net[...]