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Apply for the First School of Internet Governance in Lebanon

For policy makers, journalists, entrepreneurs, legal professionals, and activists, a sound knowledge of Internet governance is fast becoming as important as an understanding of national and international law. With this in mind, SMEX is pleased to open the application process for this year’s Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance (MEAC-SIG), which we […]

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“Net-Wasel” Digital Rights Podcasts

SMEX is pleased to announce the launch of its Arabic-language digital rights podcast series under the name of “Net-Wasel” or نِت-وَاصِل which means “to be connected through the Internet”. It will be presented by the blogger and digital media trainer Khodor Salameh. In spite of the significant growth of Internet penetration in Arab countries and […]

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

  للقراءة باللغة العربية 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 at the American University of Beirut, to discuss the role of digital activism in promoting civil […]

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Leaked E-mail: Iraq Shuts Down Its Internet, Again

Iraq is shutting down its Internet again, but this time not for security reasons. A leaked email that originated from an Iraqi Internet service provider (ISP) and was shared with SMEX confirms that on May 16, 2016, the Internet will be shutdown for three hours, from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., “in all regions of Iraq.” The email […]

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